Samiksha Jaiswal

Vietnam Airlines Flight 474

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Passengers  25
Fatalities  30
Aircraft type  Yakovlev Yak-40
Number of deaths  30
Location  Vietnam
Crew  6
Survivors  1
Date  14 November 1992
Operator  Vietnam Airlines
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Site  Near Son Trung, Vietnam
Summary  Controlled flight into terrain
Destination  Nha Trang Air Base (NHA/VVNT)
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Vietnam Airlines Flight 474 crashed on approach to Nha Trang Airport on 14 November 1992 during Cyclone Forrest. The aircraft was a Yakovlev Yak-40 registered VN-A449. One passenger survived, while the other 24 passengers and six crew were killed.

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Accident

The aircraft was on a domestic scheduled flight from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Nha Trang Airport. On approach to Nha Trang Airport it descended below a safe altitude and hit some trees on a ridge, crashed, and was destroyed.

Aftermath

It took rescuers eight days to find the wreckage of the plane but one of the passengers, Annette Herfkens, a Dutch woman, had survived.

On 22 November 1992 a Vietnamese Mil Mi-8 was sent from Hanoi carrying rescue workers for Vietnam Airlines Flight 474, but it crashed near mountain Ô Kha on the same day. All 7 people aboard were killed.

Almost a year after the accident, family members in the UK demanded an investigation after receiving news that the bodies were returned to the wrong survivors.

Aircraft

The three-engined jet airliner was a Yakovlev Yak-40 built in the Soviet Union in 1976 and registered in Vietnam as VN-A449.

References

Vietnam Airlines Flight 474 Wikipedia


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