Airplane Crash - Phan Rang, Vietnam 09/15/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Phan Rang, Vietnam


Date09/15/1974
Time11:00
LocationPhan Rang, Vietnam
OperatorAir Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Flight #706
RouteDa Nang - Saigon
TypeBoeing B-727-121C
RegistrationXV-NJC
Cn/In19819
Aboard75
Fatalities75
Ground0
SummaryHijacked. Detonation of two hand grenades in the passenger compartment after the pilot refused to fly to Hanoi, North Vietnam. The aircraft attempted to land, executed a missed approach and dove into the ground from a height of 1,000 feet.

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