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Xieng Khouang Province

Crash of an Antonov AN-74TK-300D in Xiang Khouang: 16 killed

Date & Time: May 17, 2014 at 0700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RDPL-34020
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vientiane – Xiang Khouang
MSN:
36547098982
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
On final approach to Xiang Khouang Airport, aircraft was too low, hit tree tops and crashed in flames in a dense wooded area located some 1,500 meters short of runway. 14 occupants were killed while 3 others were injured, among them a nurse. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. For unknown reason, crew was approaching at a too low altitude. One day after the crash, two survivors died from their injuries, and the nurse was the only survivor. All government officials were flying to Xiang Khouang to attend an event to celebrate the creation of the 2nd Division of the Laotian army. Among the passengers were:
Laotian Ministry of Defense and Vice-Prime Minister Mr. Douangchay Phichit,
Secretary of the National Party Mr. Cheuang Sombounkhanh,
Mayor of Vientiane Mr. Soukanh Mahalath,
Laotian Ministry of Public Safety Mr. Thongbanh Sengaphone.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12 in Phônsavan: 18 killed

Date & Time: Dec 13, 1993 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RDPL-34117
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Vientian-Phôn Sa Van
MSN:
0042
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B1-H2 Turbo Porter in Sam Thong

Date & Time: Jul 1, 1974
Operator:
Registration:
XW-PHG
Site:
MSN:
711
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances northwest of Sam Thong. Occupant fate unknown.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Sala Phou Khoun

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1974 at 1039 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N389EX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Long Tieng - Sala Phou Khoun
MSN:
251
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
14200
Captain / Total hours on type:
290.00
Circumstances:
After touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest. All 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Conditions of landing on a too short airstrip.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Ban Boua Mu: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 1973 at 1525 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N5304F
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Long Tieng - Ban Boua Mu
MSN:
2049
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
12210
Captain / Total hours on type:
90.00
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Ban Boua Mu Airstrip, the single engine went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in flames on a dirt bank. All eight occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed. A woman was killed on the ground.
Probable cause:
Loss of control for undetermined reason.
Final Report:

Crash of a Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando in Bouam Long: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XW-PFL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
22228
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While cruising at low height on a cargo flight, the airplane was shot down and crashed in flames in a mountainous area. Both crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Muang Nham: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 1971
Operator:
Registration:
N180K
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
550
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
In unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane collided with a USAF Cessna U-17A (Cessna 185) registered 65-10853 and carrying two people. Both aircraft crashed, killing all six occupants.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B-H2 Turbo Porter in Long Tieng

Date & Time: Dec 30, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
XW-PDC
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
547
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the single engine airplane landed hard and was considered as damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Long Tieng: 13 killed

Date & Time: Aug 19, 1969 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N196X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Long Tieng - Sam Thong
MSN:
596
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Captain / Total flying hours:
5874
Captain / Total hours on type:
2242.00
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Long Tieng Airfield at 1655LT on a special flight to Sam Thong under the provisions of contract no. AID-439-342. Five minutes later, during an en route climb, the aircraft was observed to perform an erratic
maneuver for the nature of flight involved and crashed into a hillside. All 12 passengers, Laotian citizens, and the pilot Cpt Ralph S. Davis, were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the probable cause of this accident was the fatal wounding of the pilot by a bullet fired from a source outside the aircraft resulting in the loss of control.
Final Report: