Vietnam Airlines plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. Only events since 1970 are included.
- 9 September 1988; Vietnam Airlines Tupolev 134A; VN-A1029; flight 831; Bangkok, Thailand: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Hanoi, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand. During approach, the aircraft encountered thunderstorms and crashed short of the runway. Three of the six crew members and 76 of the 90 passengers were killed. A rescue team did not find either the crashed aircraft or the injured sole survivor, a woman named Annette Herfkens, for eight days.
- 14 November 1992; Vietnam Airlines Yak40; VN-A449; flight 474; Nha Thrang, Vietnam:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Thrang, Vietnam.
During descent, the aircraft was off course, and struck the top of a ridge .
All six crew members and 24 of the 25 passengers were killed.
A rescue team did not find either the crashed aircraft or the injured sole survivor, a woman named Annette Herfkens, for eight days.
Extensive details on the accident
- 3 September 1997; Vietnam Airlines Tu-134B; VN-A120; flight 815; Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The aircraft carried out an approach during heavy rain and crashed about one half mile (800 meters) short of the runway. All six crew members and 59 of the 60 passengers were killed. The lone survivor was a small child, reportedly a one-year-old boy.
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