Accident Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3) F-BEST, Tuesday 16 June 1953
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Date:Tuesday 16 June 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aigle Azur
Registration: F-BEST
MSN: 19100
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Phou-Lassi Hill -   Laos
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT)
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Crashed after fire; wreckage found June 29.


ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (170)


  • 11th worst accident in 1953
  • 22nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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