Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) 949, Thursday 16 January 1969
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Date:Thursday 16 January 1969
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Air America
Registration: 949
MSN: 20415
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:29 km SE of Hue -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain in the Hai Van Pass in poor weather conditions.

Sources:

archive.ec47.com
The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker

Statistics

  • 57th worst accident in 1969
  • 482nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 426th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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