Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) F-BESS, Thursday 16 April 1953
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Date:Thursday 16 April 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aigle Azur
Registration: F-BESS
MSN: 19498
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:150 km NW of Hanoi -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Hanoi-Gia Lam Airport (VVGL)
Destination airport:Son-La-Na-San Airport (SQH/VVNS)
The DC-3, on a military charted flight to Na San, lost a wing soon after takeoff and crashed.


Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)


  • 12th worst accident in 1953
  • 52nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 18th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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