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Hải Phòng City District

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar 400MPA off Bạch Long Vĩ Island: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 2016 at 1305 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hanoi - Hanoi
MSN:
482
YOM:
2012
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The crew left Hanoi-Gia Lam Airport at 0930LT on a SAR mission after a Vietnam Air Force Sukhoi SU-30 was missing since two days. While cruising over the gulf of Tonkin in good weather conditions, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea, some 22 km southwest of the Bạch Long Vĩ Island. Some debris were found few hours later, floating on water. All nine occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Grumman HU-16B Albatross off Hải Phòng: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 14, 1966
Operator:
Registration:
51-071
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
G-151
YOM:
1952
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The HU-16B Albatross flying boat was deployed to rescue two crew members of a downed McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom off Haiphong in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Albatross landed in the sea close to the shoreline. It was quickly approached by several North Vietnamese boats. They began to open fire on the Albatross, finally firing a mortar shell. They flying boat burst into flames. The survivors were later rescued by Navy helicopters.
Crew:
Cpt David P. Westenbarger,
Lt Walter Hall,
Cpt Donald Price,
S/Sgt Clyde Jackson,
A1C Robert Larie Hilton, †
A1C James Edward Pleiman. †
Source: Chris Hobson & Joe Baugher.
Probable cause:
Shot down by enemy fire.

Crash of a Douglas A-26B-61-DL Invader in Hải Phòng

Date & Time: May 31, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
44-34583
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
27862
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a routine mission, the crew was approaching Hải Phòng-Cát Bi Airport when the pilot decided to attempt an emergency landing for unknown reason. The aircraft landed hard in a field, causing the fuselage to brake in two just behind the wings. Also, both engines and both wings were severed, causing the aircraft to be written off. All five crew members were unhurt.