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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 7 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aigle Azur
Registration: F-BCYP
C/n / msn: 9158
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Djiring (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:Dalat-Lienkhang Airport (DLI/VVDL), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain while on a flight from Saigon to Da Lat.



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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Dalat-Lienkhang Airport as the crow flies is 213 km (133 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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