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Vietnam Airlines Flight 831

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Vietnam Airlines Flight 831

Vietnam Airlines Flight 831
Accident summary
Date September 9, 1988
Summary Lightning strike
Site Near Semafahkarm Village, Tambon Khu Khot, Amphoe Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Passengers 84
Crew 6
Fatalities 76
Survivors 14
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-134
Operator Vietnam Airlines
Registration VN-A102
Flight origin Hanoi International Airport
Destination Don Mueang International Airport

Vietnam Airlines Flight 831, a Tupolev Tu-134 crashed in a rice field near Semafahkarm Village, Tambon Khu Khot, Amphoe Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani, Thailand while operating a flight from Hanoi to Bangkok. The cause of the accident is undetermined, however the pilots reported the aircraft may have been struck by lightning.[1] Three crew and 73 passengers died in the accident. This accident was the second worst accident at the time in Thailand, and is currently the fifth worst.[2]


  1. ^ Lightning may be cause of crash
  2. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev 134A VN-A102

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