Air Enthusiast 2006-01
P.Howard, B.Hickox - Mercy Angels of Angkor /Airliners and air services/ (2)
Air Cambodge leased DC-3 B-1553 from CAL, but the aircraft was abandoned at Pochentong in Apr 1975, following damage incurred in a mid-air.
The section of road at Kompong Thom used as an airstrip, awaits the an Air Cambodge DC-3. Note the unserviceable CAC example awaiting assistance and parked off-road.
DC-4 XW-PSB was the former TF-SIF of the Icelandic Coastguard. Note the extra windows behind the cockpit, underwing searchlight and undernose radar. It was used only as a spares source.
Leased Skymaster B-1801 of Air Cambodge leaps into the air from Pochentong, still wearing its China Airlines registration.
Late in the airlift, Bill Bird of Bird and Sons began operating again under his name, this time as Bird Air, incorporated in Singapore, with a trio of DC-6A/Bs; loading at Vientiane is N27CA.
A Khmer Air Force C-123 Provider surveys the strip at Svay Rieng for stray livestock prior to landing and 'poaching' some fares and freight for delivery to Phnom Penh.
View of the Thai Am ramp at Bangkok post fall, revealing a couple of escapees, left former CAS CV-440 N102KA, centre former Air Cambodge DC-7B N774R, and right, one who never made it, the Croix Rouge Internationale Carvair LN-NAA which ended its days at the airfield.
View of the Thai Am ramp at Bangkok post fall, revealing a couple of escapees, left former CAS CV-440 N102KA, centre former Air Cambodge DC-7B N774R, and right, one who never made it, the Croix Rouge Internationale Carvair LN-NAA which ended its days at the airfield.
Former TRI-9 CV-440 N999TZ 'Tina' in a congested storage area wearing full Air Cambodge trim.
View of the Thai Am ramp at Bangkok post fall, revealing a couple of escapees, left former CAS CV-440 N102KA, centre former Air Cambodge DC-7B N774R, and right, one who never made it, the Croix Rouge Internationale Carvair LN-NAA which ended its days at the airfield.
A daily occurrence at Pochentong as some fortunate passengers envelop an Air Cambodge Convair. The haste to board is very evident.
Boeing SA-307 XW-TFP of Cambodia Air Commercial still wearing the former Air Laos lightning bolt cheat line, 1973.