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Last updated: 12 August 2020
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Date:Sunday 20 April 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Aigle Azur Extrême Orient
Registration: F-BHEL
C/n / msn: 120
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sam Neua Airport (NEU) (   Laos)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Destination airport:Sam Neua Airport (NEU/VLSN), Laos
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the ground at Sam Neua. The pilot was killed and the Otter destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire.

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» dhc-3archive.com


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Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Sam Neua Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (194 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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