Date & Time: Mar 19, 1973 at 1005 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Saigon – Đà Nẵng
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Saigon to Đà Nẵng, the four engine aircraft disappeared from radar screens. The crew was unable to send any distress message. The wreckage was found few hours later about 24 km south of Buôn Ma Thuột and all 62 occupants have been killed.
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined. An explosion from an unknown origin occurred in the cargo hold, between both wings, causing a brutal decompression of the cabin and the explosion of the airplane. The assumption that the detonation was caused by an explosive device was not ruled out.