ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-134A VN-A102 Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Friday 9 September 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134A
Operator:Hâng Không Viêtnam
Registration: VN-A102
MSN: 60925
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:4068
Engines: 2 Soloviev D-30
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 73 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 76 / Occupants: 90
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) N of Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport (HAN/VVNB), Vietnam
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flightnumber: 831
The aircraft encountered thunderstorms and had descended below minimum altitude while over the Outer Marker. The aircraft then struck the ground and disintegrated over a 500 m distance.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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Distance from Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 976 km (610 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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