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Accident description
Last updated: 22 February 2018
Date:Friday 8 March 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24
Operator:Pathet Lao Airlines
Registration: XW-TCA ?
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hanoi (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed. The aircraft carried 15 journalists traveling along with the Algerian Foreign Secretary in his Asian-tour across Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand.

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