Date & Time: Jun 22, 1967 at 2118 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Landing (descent or approach)
Manila – Saigon
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat Airport, following an uneventful cargo flight from Manila, the four engine aircraft collided with a US Air Force McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom registered 65-0861. Its crew (two pilots) was returning to Saigon following a supply mission. After the collision, both aircraft went out of control and crashed about 6 km from the runway threshold. While both pilots of the Phantom were able to eject safely, all seven occupants on board the Constellation were killed.
Failure of both crew to pay sufficient attention to potential traffic while on approach to Saigon Airport. Dark may have been a contributing factor.