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Cie Veha Akat

1955?-1967?

One of several small airlines operating in Indochina. Known to operate in North Laos. Some assets to Air Laos in 1959?.



Abbreviations: a/c - aircraft; CLCT - Cie Laotienne de Commerce et de Transport. c/n - construction number;  r/n - registration number;  ufo - ultimate fate obscure/current state unknown;


Registration Codes (initial 1 or 2 characters): F - France. N- US  Numeric in Remarks is the USAAF serial number.


Blank fields indicate data not known or available; Sources: See source file.
 
 

Curtiss C-46 Commando

A/C Type
c/n
Origin
Company
Registration
From
To
Fate
Remarks
Source
Curtiss 
C-46
   
Veha Akat
XW-PAL
     
lsf China Airlines.
Part of 1961 CIA activity?
Ref 70, A110

DeHavilland DH-89 Dominie

A/C type
c/n
Origin
Company
Registration
From
To
Fate
Remarks
Source
DeHavilland
DH-89A 
Dominie
6724
from CLCT
F-OAIL
Veha Akat
F-LAAB
Oct
1955
Nov
1959?
to Air Laos? 
CofA suspended 
27 Mar 61
Vientiane
poss XW-TBI awaiting 
rebuild at Vientiane
Jul 1963
A109, A110e
DeHavilland
DH-89A 
Dominie
6729
From
F-BGPG
Veha Akat
F-LAAC
 
Nov
1959?
to Air Laos?
 
A108, A109, A110e
DeHavilland
DH-89A
Dominie I
6845
from CLCT
F-BEPE
Veha Akat
F-LAAE
Oct
1955
Nov
1959?
To Air Laos?
Crashed 23 Dec 1960, 
Ban Ban Laos
 
A108, A109, A110e
DeHavilland
DH-89A
Dominie II
6935
From
F-OANF
Veha Akat
F-LAAF
 
Nov
1959?
to Air Laos?
 
A108, A109,
A110e

Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota

A/C Type
c/n
Origin
Company
Registration
From
To
Fate
Remarks
Source
Douglas
C-47
   
"Veha Akat"
 
Jan
1961
Feb
1961
w/o 
1961
Feb 1961. Chinese aircraft shot down during 
resupply drop using Veha Akat as cover. 
1 lao captured, chinese crew killed in crash
Ref 70
Douglas
C-47
   
Veha Akat
XW-PDL
 
Jul
1967
w/o
Jul 1967
Crash near Luang Prabang, Laos 
25 Jul 1967. 16 of 16 killed.
A17-67,
A110

Noorduyn Norseman

A/C Type
c/n
Origin
Company
Registration
From
To
Fate
Remarks
Source
 Noorduyn
Norseman
UC-64A-ND
 643
from CLCT
F-OALR
Veha Akat
 F-LAAD
 Nov
1955
1959?
to N3099
44-70378
A109, A128

 

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Created May 2003.
Copyright Thomas E. Lee 2003; All Rights Reserved; This file uses copyright materials. Not for commercial use of any kind. Copyright Air Transport Data Base information used with permission of Alexandre Avrane. See http://aerotransport.fr.st. USAAF/USAF/BuNo Serials used with permission of Joe Baugher. Martin Best information used with permission of Martin Best.