ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3) XV-NID Da Nang Airport (DAD)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 10 November 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: XV-NID
MSN: 32822/16074
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NNW of Da Nang Airport (DAD) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
The Air Vietnam DC-3 took off from Hue at 0620 GMT for a flight to Da Nang. After some difficulties in establishing radio communications with Da Nang, the flight obtained weather conditions and runway in use at Da Nang. The DC-3 crew replied that they would report on the downwind leg of runway 35. Da Nang requested the plane's position and ETA, but received no reply. The wreckage was later found on a mountain at an elevation of 550 m, 19,6 km NW of Da Nang Airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident probably resulted from a navigational error in adverse meteorological conditions."

Navigational error
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (71-73)


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Distance from Hue-Phu Bai Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 66 km (41 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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