Date & Time: Oct 17, 2007 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Phnom Penh - Singapore
4 026 01
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport, while climbing, the crew reported technical problems and elected to return. After being cleared, the captain reduced his altitude but realizing he could not make it, he attempted an emergency landing in a rice paddy field located about 25 km west of Phnom Penh. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest, broken in several pieces. All five crew members were rescued, one of them was injured.
It is believed that all four engines failed following a major hydraulic leak.