XU-JTA Air Cambodge – 21. January 1971

Date  21.   January 1971
Location Phnom   Penh
C/N 145
Model  Caravelle   III
Airline Air   Cambodge
Registration XU-JTA
Occupants  0/0 + 0/00
Aircraft history XU-JTA made its first flight on April 5th 1963 and was delivered to Air France as “Marche” registered F-BJTN on April   18th 1963 – he plane was later renamed “Comminges”. On January 16th 1969 Royal Air Cambodge bought the plane and registered it XU-JTA named “Angkorwat”. In 1970 the airline changed its name to Air Cambodge.
Accident description

On January 21st 1971 XU-JTA was parked at Phnom Penh when the communist “Khmer Roug”‘ destroyed the entire airport with heavy bomb attacks. All aircraft, in particular American aircraft were destroyed. No persons were killed or injured.