Unlawful Interference Douglas C-54D-15-DC (DC-4) XV-NUI, Monday 19 March 1973
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Date:Monday 19 March 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54D-15-DC (DC-4)
Owner/operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: XV-NUI
MSN: 22174
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 58 / Occupants: 58
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:6,5 km S of Buon Me Thuot (Ban Me Thuot)-Phung-Duc Airport (BMV) -   Vietnam
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:Buon Me Thuot (Ban Me Thuot)-Phung-Duc Airport (BMV/VVBM)
Crashed after an explosion in the cargo hold near the main wing spar.


Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


  • 16th worst accident in 1973
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 9th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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