Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) F-BEFG, Tuesday 17 March 1953
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Date:Tuesday 17 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aigle Azur
Registration: F-BEFG
MSN: 19105
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Da Nang Airport (DAD) -   Vietnam
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
Crashed on approach in bad weather and caught fire.


Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)


  • 82nd worst accident in 1953
  • 672nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 403rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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