Narrative:The aircraft departed Danang at 02:12 and was cruising at FL260 when the cockpit crew informed Saigon ACC at 02:30 that a hijacker armed with 2 hand grenades demanded to be flown to Hanoi. For some reason it was attempted to fly to Phan Rang. On final approach, the aircraft overshot the base leg and initiated a left turn, during which the aircraft lost control. The Boeing crashed and burst into flames.
|Date:||15 SEP 1974|
|C/n / msn:|| 19819/516|
|First flight:|| 1968-01-04 (6 years 9 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 67 / Occupants: 67|
|Total:||Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 75 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Phan Rang (Vietnam)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Da Nang Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 601 km (376 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.