Unlawful Interference Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4) XV-NUM, Wednesday 20 February 1974
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Date:Wednesday 20 February 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: XV-NUM
MSN: 7469
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 52
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Hue Airport (HUI) -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Qui Nhon Airport (UIH/VVQN)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
A hijacker ordered the crew to divert to Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. The pilot told him an intermediate stop at Dong Ha, North Vietnam was necessary. The flight actually landed at Hue, South Vietnam. The hijacker detonated explosives when realizing he was tricked. A hole measuring 2 by 3 meters was blown in the port side of the fuselage and three starboard windows were broken.


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