Date & Time: Nov 24, 1970 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Cần Thơ - Cần Thơ
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight. Shortly after takeoff from Cần Thơ Airfield, while climbing to a height of 1,000 feet, the airplane collided with a South Vietnam Air Force Bell UH-1H that was completing an evacuation mission, carrying two crew members and 13 passengers, among them few children. Following the collision, both planes crashed in a field, killing all 18 occupants.
The exact cause of the collision remains unclear. It occurred in good weather conditions.