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Info On 1992 Vietnam Crash?  
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2888 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

I just stumbled across this accident description:

http://www.vietnamairaccidentinquiry.org.uk/

In which a Yak40 on a domestic flight from Da Lat to Nha Trang impacted high terrain (CFIT likely).

Particularly horrifying about this crash was that it took rescue teams 8 days to find the wreckage and found only one survivor, a Dutch woman, who said that more people had in fact survived the impact but died later as there was no medical assistance.

I checked the accident databases but they don't have much other information, so I wondered if anybody knows more about this?


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4628 times:

The Dutch woman was a friend of mine. She was given up for dead but her boss actually flew to Vietnam, and she was found in a remote village. Her husband did not make it unfortunately. To this day, she credits her seat at the rear of the plane for saving her life.

Her name is Annette Herfkens, her husband (just married) worked at ING. Annette worked as trader at Santander in Emerging Markets, and her boss Jaime Lupa went looking for her. He is quite a hero, at least to those of us that knew them both.


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2888 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

Comorin, thanks for the info. A.net is amazing - the chance of meeting somebody who personally knows a victim of a crash 16 years ago in a remote place...

The victim must have gone through hell though, I hope she managed to recover and pick up her life again. Terrible experience...



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Yes, she did recover and went back to her job - a very strong person. It was hell on the family when they first heard there were no survivors. Imagine how you'd feel if your brother/daughter came back from the dead! I'll try and track her down and see if there's an interesting postscript.

Incidentally Vikkyvik, our fellow a.netter, survived the '90 IC A320 crash in BLR ...


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