PMTair Flight 241

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PMTair Flight 241
Passengers disembark from a PMTair Antonov An-24, similar to the one that crashed
Accident summary
Date June 25, 2007 (2007-06-25)
Site Northeast of Bokor Mountain in Kampot Province, Cambodia
Passengers 16
Crew 6
Fatalities 22 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Antonov An-24B
Operator PMTair
Registration XU-U4A[1]
Flight origin Siem Reap International Airport
Destination Sihanoukville International Airport

On June 25, 2007, PMTair Flight 241 (U4 241),[2] an Antonov An-24, crashed in southwestern Cambodia, northeast of Bokor Mountain in Kampot Province. All of the 22 people on board, most of whom were South Korean tourists, were killed.[3]

Background[edit]

The aircraft was making a domestic flight from Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap to Sihanoukville International Airport in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.[4]

Passengers and crew[edit]

Of the sixteen passengers, 13 were South Koreans and three were from the Czech Republic. The Korean passengers were part of a tour group.[3]

The crew of six was made up of an Uzbekistani pilot and two Cambodian co-pilots, a Cambodian flight engineer and two Cambodian flight attendants.[3][5]

Nationality Passengers Crew Total
 South Korea 13 0 13
 Cambodia 0 5 5
 Czech Republic 3 0 3
 Uzbekistan 0 1 1
Total 16 6 22

Crash[edit]

The airplane crashed about five minutes before it was due to land in Sihanoukville.[citation needed]

Search and rescue[edit]

The Cambodian government searched for the crashed plane and possible survivors by mobilizing its military forces and with aid of Thailand based US Naval P-3C. Bad weather and the location of crash site, deep in the jungle, made the efforts of search and rescue teams difficult. Eventually, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced officially that the SAR team located the crash site and confirmed the death of all 22 passengers. Cambodian rescue teams said they would collect the bodies of the victims and transport them to Phnom Penh as soon as possible. The crash site is 167 km South of Phnom Penh.[6]

Investigation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis, Leithen (2007-06-26). "Cambodia identifies missing An-24". Flight Global.com. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  2. ^ Perregaard, Morten (2007-06-26). "Plane Crashes in Cambodia". ScandAsia.com. Retrieved 2007-06-26. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "'No survivors' in Cambodia plane". BBC News. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  4. ^ Agence France-Presse (2007-06-25). "22 feared dead in Cambodia plane crash". ABC News. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  5. ^ Agence France-Presse (2007-06-28). "Memorials held for Cambodian air crash victims". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2007-06-28. [dead link]
  6. ^ 캄보디아 추락機 탑승객 전원 끝내 사망(종합2보) (in Korean). Yonhap. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-06-27. [dead link]

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