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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Keng Tung: 25 killed

Date & Time: Sep 8, 1977
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AEH
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mong Hsat - Keng Tung
MSN:
540
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
25
Circumstances:
On approach to Keng Tung Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck the slope of Mt Loi Hsam Hsao located few km from the airport. The wreckage was found three days later and all 25 occupants were killed.