Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force Aircraft
Aeroflight Home Page
 World Air Forces
Back to Air Force Index Page

Laos
Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force

Aircraft Types


Antonov An-2 Colt * Current *
Ten delivered from 1977 onwards. One was flown to Thailand and then returned. At least four are still in service. Military serials 203 and 617 have also been reported.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34025     1977 impounded Udorn July 1984, to N30WJ July 1989
RDPL-34029     1977  
RDPL-34034     1977 An-2M, wfu by 1982
RDPL-34064     1977 last noted July 1997
RDPL-34122     1977 last noted July 1997
RDPL-34123     1977 noted Feb 2002
RDPL-34124     1977 noted Feb 2002
074       Preserved Vientiane Armee Museum, noted Feb 2006

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)
  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)
  • Worldmil (Aviation Associates, 3rd - 1996)



An-24RV RDPL-3.4008 seen in December 1989.
(photo, Wolfgang Bergemann)

Antonov An-24RV Coke * Retired *
Four delivered in 1977. From 1979, the use of the An-24RVs was shared with the civil airline Lao Aviation. Two more were delivered later, presumably during the early 'eighties. All have been withdrawn from use.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34005 67310609   1977 Lao Aviation, wfu Dec 2001, to RDPL-34143?
RDPL-34006 67310610   1977 Lao Aviation, wfu by Dec 2001
RDPL-34007 67310701   1977 wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34008 67310702   1977 w/o 22 April 1991
RDPL-34009 67310703   198? last noted 1979
RDPL-34010 67310708   198? Lao Aviation, last noted Dec 2001
RDPL-34143 67310609?   1977? ex RDPL-34005? noted Jan 2004
RDPL-34147 57310109 XU-375 2004 noted Jan 2005, sold May 2005 to UR-ELW

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)
  • Worldmil (Aviation Associates, 3rd - 1996)


Antonov An-26 Curl * Retired *
A total of six An-26s were delivered to the LPLAAF in 1978. One, RDPL-34037, was lost on September 1, 1979 when it force landed at a Royal Thai Army airfield in Utharadit province, Thailand. All have been withdrawn from use. One is reported to have carried the registration XW-TCE.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34026? 5010   1978 last noted June 1997
RDPL-34036 5010 (sic)   1978 stored by Feb 2002
RDPL-34037     1978 damaged 1 Sept 1979, repaired, w/o 31 Jan 1980
RDPL-34038 2504 (sic)   1978  
RDPL-34039 02504   1978 stored by Feb 2002
RDPL-34046     1978  
RDPL-34114     1978 wfu by Feb 2002

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)
  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)


Antonov An-32 Cline * Retired *
One An-32 was delivered to Laos in the 1990s. It is likely to have been used extensively by the LPLAAF. Withdrawn from use in the late 1990s.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34049 2302   1990s? last noted Apr 1998

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


Antonov An-74TK Coaler * Current *
One, RDPL-34018, delivered in 1998. Noted at Wattay in April that year. Currently operated by the LPLAAF as a VIP transport. An additional aircraft was obtained in 2006.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34018     1998 An-74TK-100, Lao Aviation, last noted Dec 2001
RDPL-34??? 36547098982   2006 An-74TK-300, Lao Aviation

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


Cessna O-1F Bird Dog * Retired *
Some of the O-1F Bird Dogs supplied to the Royal Lao AF were used by the LPLAAF. Some saw service during the Pho Bia Massif operations in 1976-1977.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  

References:

  • TBA



T-41B 67-15163 seen in March 2004.
(photo, Istvan Toperczer)

Cessna T-41B Mescalero * Retired *
Of the ten T-41s delivered to the Royal Lao AF, some were captured and used post war by the LPLAAF. One was flown to Thailand and not returned. One of these, the former US Army T-41B s/n 67-15163 is currently preserved in very poor condition at the Lao PDR Army Museum.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
67-15163 R1720164   1969 preserved Lao PDR Army Museum, Vientiane 2003
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  
?     1969  

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Curtiss C-46 Commando * Retired *
One C-46D, c/n 22232, remained in use by Royal Air Lao in 1975. It was registered as XW-PBV, becoming RDPL-34040(1). Presumably, it could have been used by the LPLAAF on cargo trooping flights. The C-46 was one of several aircraft destroyed or damaged on March 24, 1976 during a storm at Wattay. It is possible that the C-46 was only damaged, as the USCAR registration N9265Y was reserved on September 4, 1981 for an owner at Glendale, CA.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34040 22232 XW-PBV 1975 ex 44-78409, damaged 24 Mar 1976, to N9265Y in Sept 1981

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Douglas C-47 Skytrain * Retired *
Several C-47s were taken over from the Royal Lao AF and used by the LPLAAF. One was flown to Thailand and not returned. By 1977 the An-24 was replacing the C-47, although at least 7 aircraft are reported to have survived into the early 1990s.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
117 17120/34387   late 1969 AC-47D, 45-1117, ex-USAF 51117
322 15906/32654   ? 44-76322, ex-USAF
501 15317/26762   5 Dec 1960 43-49501, ex-USAF
563        
565 25826 or 26826   1960  
632 16216/32964   ? 44-76632, ex-SVNAF
976 13608   11 Jul 1964 42-108976, ex-USAF
991 16994/34256   10 Aug 1956 45-991, ex AdlA, to Singapore AF?
998 9998   28 Aug 1971 42-24136, RAAF A65-16, VH-AFF, donated by Aust Govt
24178 10040   10 Sept 1963 42-24178, ex-USAF, noted 1988
30678 13829   7 Sept 1963 43-30678, ex-USAF
O-43263 14079/25524   ? AC-47D, 43-48263, 348263, ex-SVNAF, '43-263'
49468 15284/26729 43-49468 1978+ ex-AdlA
51121 17124/34391 45-1121 5 Jan 1970 AC-47D, ex-USAF
76510 16094/32842   ? 44-76510, ex-Cambodian AF, noted Aug 1970
76644 16228/32976 44-76644 11 Oct 1962 ex-USAF
348704 14520/25965   Dec 1970 43-48704, ex SVNAF
348909 14725/26170   Sept 1969 AC-47D, 43-48909, ex-SVNAF
349129 14945/26390   10 Aug 1956 43-49129, ex-AdlA
349685 15501/26946   10 Aug 1956 43-49685, ex-AdlA

References:

  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)
  • Worldmil (Seefive publications, 1st - 1988)
  • The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3: The First Seventy Years (Air-Britain)


Douglas DC-4 * Retired *
One DC-4 of Royal Air Lao was used briefly by the LPLAAF. Three of the Royal Air Lao DC-4s were destroyed at Wattay on March 24, 1976. One C-54 is reported to have carried the registration RDPL-34003.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
XW-PND 7460 42-107441 1969 C-54A-1-DO, w/o 24 March 1976
XW-PNF 10393 42-72288 1969 C-54A-15-DC, w/o 24 March 1976
XW-PNI 10420 42-72315 1969 C-54A-15-DC
RDPL-34003 10420 42-72315 1969 C-54D, damaged 24 March 1976, to N9272F Sept 1981

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • Worldmil (Seefive publications, 1st - 1988)


Fairchild C-123K Provider * Retired *
Of the ten C-123Ks delivered to the Royal Lao AF in 1973, possibly as many as nine could have entered service with the LPLAAF. One RLAF C-123K was transferred to the RTAF in 1974.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34084       noted Mar 1979
RDPL-34088       noted 1986
RDPL-34089       noted 1986
545 20206 55-4545   ex Air America, noted Wattay AB 1973
546   55-4546    
617   54-0617    
386   56-4386    
?        
?        
?        
?        

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)



Y-12-II RDPL-34131 seen in January 2003.
(photo, Mariusz Siecinski)

Harbin Y-12-II * Current *
Possibly used exclusively by Lao Aviation. Seven Y-12-II's were delivered.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34115 0033   14 Mar 1990 Lao Aviation, noted as stored at Vientiane/Wattay, 30 Jun 1997 & 10 Mar 2000, noted Dec 2001
RDPL-34116 0034   28 Apr 1990 Lao Aviation, noted as stored at Vientiane/Wattay, 30 Jun 1997 & 10 Mar 2000, noted Jan 2004
RDPL-34117 0042   Jan 1991 Lao Aviation, w/o 14 Dec 1993 near Phonsavan
RDPL-34118 0043   Jan 1991 Lao Aviation, w/o 14 Feb 2002 near Xam Neua
RDPL-34129 0085   Nov 1994 Lao Aviation, noted as stored at Vientiane/Wattay, 29 Jun 1997, noted Dec 2001
RDPL-34130 0086   Nov 1994 Lao Aviation, w/o 20 Oct 2000 at Xam Neua, stored Vientiane Jan 2004
RDPL-34131 0087   Dec 1994 Lao Aviation, noted Jan 2004

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


Ilyushin Il-103 * Current *
Twenty-one Il-103 reportedly ordered in 2002, but only three delivered in July 2004. No reports of subsequent deliveries. Currently operated by the LPLAAF for liaison/light transport.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
  04 01   7 July 2004  
  04 02   7 July 2004  
  04 03   7 July 2004  

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Kamov Ka-32T Helix * Current *
Two (not six!) Ka-32T Helix-C obtained from the Russian airline Belukha in 1996-97. One crashed in Thailand on June 9, 1998. Used in the utility transport role.

The helicopters were RA-31103 (c/n 8908) and RA-31104 (c/n 8909). Tie-ups with the RDPL registrations are not known.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34061     1997  
RDPL-34077     1997 noted Feb 2002

References:

  • Kamov Ka-27/-32 Family - Red Star 29 (Midland)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


MiG-15UTI * Retired *
At least one MiG-15UTI advanced trainer was delivered in 1977.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
?     1977  
?     1977  

References:

  • TBA


MiG-17F Fresco C * Retired *
A few MiG-17F Fresco Cs are said to have been delivered to the LPLAAF.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
?     1977  
?     1977  

References:

  • TBA


MiG-21F-13 Fishbed * Retired *
Ten MiG-21s were delivered from the USSR in 1977. Most, if not all, were probably of the MiG-21F-13 variant. Most probably, the MiG-21F-13s were used as lead-in trainers for the more advanced PFM and bis versions. The complete chapter of the MiG-21 in LPLAAF remains to be written. No exact record of how many were delivered, and which versions, but between 40 and 50 MiG-21s of all versions are believed to have been supplied to to the LPLAAF. From 1977 until the early 1990s, the LPLAAF fleet of MiGs remained a viable air defence fighter, being equipped with AA-2 Atoll air-to-air missiles. After the break-up of the USSR in 1991, Laos has received no military assistance either from Russia or Vietnam. In the mid 'nineties, the Indian aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, HAL, was awarded a contract to overhaul 29 MiG-21s. The contract was cancelled due to the poor state of the airframes. As a result, the operational capability of the LPLAAF in general, and the MiG-21s in particular, has suffered through a lack of maintenance and training. Most, if not all of the about 20 MiG-21s remaining had been grounded by 2003. 17 MiG-21s were stored at Xieng Khouang in January 2006.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  
?     1977  

References:

  • TBA


MiG-21PFM Fishbed * Retired *
15-20 examples were delivered in the 1980s. The PFM was the last of the first-generation MiG-21 family, featuring a 2-piece canopy with a fixed windscreen. Withdrawn circa 1998 and stored at Xieng Khouang.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
01     1980s  
02     1980s  
03     1980s noted wfu Xieng Khouang Jan 2006
04     1980s noted wfu Xieng Khouang Jan 2006
05     1980s noted wfu Xieng Khouang Jan 2006
06     1980s  
07     1980s  
08     1980s  
09     1980s  
11     1980s  
13     1980s  
14     1980s  
15     1980s noted 1985
728?     1980s noted wfu Xieng Khouang Jan 2006
729     1980s noted wfu Xieng Khouang Jan 2006

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


MiG-21bis Fishbed * Retired *
Also reported as MiG-21MFs. The MF introduced the rear view mirror on the top of the canopy. The 'third generation' MiG-21bis features a fat fuselage spine containing additional fuel. Withdrawn circa 1998 and stored at Xieng Khouang.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
16     1980s  
17     1980s noted wfu Xieng Khouang Jan 2006
18     1980s  
19     1980s  
20     1980s  
21     1980s noted wfu Vientiane Feb 2002
22     1980s  
23     1980s  
24     1980s  
25     1980s  

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


MiG-21UM Mongol * Retired *
Depending on the source, between two and six MiG-21UM Mongol two-seat trainers were delivered to the LPLAAF. Withdrawn circa 1998 and two aircraft stored at Xieng Khouang by January 2006.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
12     1980s  
?     1980s  

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


Mil Mi-6A Hook * Retired *
The two Mi-6A Hooks known to have been in service with the LPLAAF, were possibly former VPAF helicopters. They were registered as RDPL-34111 and -34112 respectively. The former was noted as stored(?) at Wattay in April 1998.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34111     1985 wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34112     1985 noted Dec 2001

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


Mil Mi-8 Hip * Current *
Four Mi-8s were delivered in 1977. The Mi-8 is the main operational helicopter of the LPLAAF, with nine being reported in use in 1997. In total, over 15 Mi-8s have been delivered to Laos. One LPLAAF helicopter, apparently a Mi-8, was shot down in April 1985. Deliveries may comprise 14+ Mi-8T/Mi-8P and 9+ Mi-8MT - all civil registered - for operation by LPLAAF/Lao Aviation. Used in the utility transport role.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34032     1977 Mi-8T, last noted Jan 2001
RDPL-34040 9823510   1977 Lao Aviation, w/o 25 June 2000, seen wfu Dec 2001
RDPL-34042     1980s Mi-8T, wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34043     1980s Preserved Vientiane Feb 2006
RDPL-34044 9823506   1980s Mi-8T, wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34046     1980s Mi-8, impounded Thailand May 1982
RDPL-34050     1980s Mi-8P, noted Feb 2002
RDPL-34052 5769   1980s wfu by Dec 2001
RDPL-34058     1980s wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34059     1980s wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34060     1980s w/o 25 June 2000
RDPL-34062     1980s last noted Apr 1998
RDPL-34063     1980s Mi-8MTV, last noted Feb 2002
RDPL-34065     1980s last noted Nov 2001
RDPL-34066     1980s Mi-8MTV, wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34068     1980s wfu by Feb 2002
RDPL-34072     1980s Mi-8MTV, noted Feb 2002
RDPL-34075     1980s Mi-8MTV, noted Dec 2001
RDPL-34076     1980s Mi-8MTV, noted Dec 2001
RDPL-34078     1980s Mi-8MTV, noted Nov 2001
22804       Mi-8, noted Feb 2002
22839       Mi-8, noted Feb 2002

References:

  • Mil Mi-8/Mi-17 - Red Star 14 (Midland)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)



Mi-17V1 RDPL-34140 seen in May 2003.
(photo, Mariusz Siecinski)

Mil Mi-17V1 * Current *
Twelve ordered in 1997, only four delivered in March 1999. The remaining eight were cancelled due to funding problems, although there are indications that more Mi-17s were subsequently supplied to Laos. Used in the utility transport role.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34055     1999 noted Feb 2002
RDPL-34056     1999 wfu Dec 2001
RDPL-34074     1999 noted Feb 2002
RDPL-34139 95946   1999 noted Jan 2004
RDPL-34140 95948   1999 noted Jan 2004

References:

  • Mil Mi-8/Mi-17 - Red Star 14 (Midland)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Mil Mi-26T Halo * Current *
One delivered, most probably during the mid-'nineties.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34069     1990s last noted Feb 2002

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


North American T-28D Trojan * Retired *
The T-28D had been the main combat aircraft of the Royal Lao AF, with over 150 being delivered from 1964 until 1973. By the Pathet Lao take over in 1975, 29 T-28s remained in service. Until the delivery of the first MiG-17F and MiG-21s in 1977, the T-28s constituted the sole type of combat aircraft available to the LPLAAF. They were used operationally at the Pho Bia Massif during 1976-1977. Two were flown to Thailand and not returned. By the mid 'eighties, all had been phased out. Sixteen T-28s were stored at Phonsavan AB, and sold to Australia in 1989.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
?   137697 1964  
?   138249 1964  
?   138305 1964  
?   138325 1964  
?   140044 1964  
?   140533 1964  
?   140547 1964  
0-28270     1964  
?   49-1526 1964  
?   49-1561 1964  
91599   49-1599 1964  
?   49-1698 1964  
00303   50-0303 1964  
?   50-0310 1964  
0-17611   51-7611 1964  
?   51-7635 1964  
3401   51-7576 1964 to VH-ZUC Nov 1994
3402   51-7509 1964 sold in Australia 1989
3403   51-7521 1964 to VH-DUK Aug 1993
3405   51-3588 1964 to VH-PFM July 1993
3406   51-3700 1964 to VH-EFU Oct 2002
3407   49-1496 1964 to N2496 c.1990
3408   49-1519 1964 to VH-AVC May 1991
3409     1964 sold in Australia Sept 2000
3410   49-1584 1964 to VH-CIA 1993
3411   137773 1964 to N128TB 1993
3412   137799 1964 to N28YF 1993
3416   138232 1964 to VH-DPT Jan 1993
34??   138320 1964 to VH-LAO March 1992
34??   49-1724 1964 to VH-MEO May 1992
34??   51-7493 1964 sold in Australia 1989
34??   137713 1964 sold in Australia Sept 2000

References:

  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)
  • Worldmil (Aviation Associates, 3rd - 1996)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • Air America in Laos


Sikorsky UH-34D  * Retired *
Forty-two UH-34Ds were delivered to the Royal Lao AF. Due to operational losses and transfers to the Philippines AF and the RTAF, less than 20 remained by 1975. The survivors were taken over by the LPLAAF, and served until the early 'eighties. Four were flown to Thailand, two in 1975 and two in 1976, none were returned.

63-8248 to 63-8259 and 63-13006 to 63-13014 are also thought to have served in Laos before going to Thailand. Similarly, 63-13139 to 63-13140 are thought to have served in Laos before going to the Philippines.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
8803 58-1388 148803 1964 w/o 26 Oct 1970
8805 58-1390 148805 1964  
8806 58-1391 148806 1964  
8807 58-1392 148807 1964  
H-12 58-1415 149320 1964  
H-34 58-0964 145786 1964  
H-35 58-0908 145769 1964  
H-70     1964 w/o unknown date
H-74     1964  
? 58-537 144637 1964  
? 58-1801 154891 1964  

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)
  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)


Sikorsky S-58T * Retired *
Three S-58Ts were in LPLAAF or Lao Aviation service during the early 'eighties. The provenance of these helicopters is unknown. It has been suggested that they were delivered to Laos after 1975, with the airframes being former French military H-34s. It is also possible that they were converted to turbine power in Laos, using former RLAF airframes.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34052 58-107 53-4545 1963  
RDPL-34058     1963  
RDPL-34059 58-154   1963  

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Vickers 768D Viscount * Retired *
One, c/n 294, was operated by Royal Air Lao. It is believed to have been used on an "as needed" basis for VIP transport duties by the LPLAAF. Originally built in 1958, it was delivered to India as VT-DJA. Later, it was sold to Royal Air Lao as XW-TFW. After the Communist take-over, it was registered as RDPL-34016. The Viscount was sold in 1977 as XU-LAM.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34016 294 XW-TFW 1975 to XU-LAM in Sept 1977, to N92622 Sept 1981

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)



Y-7-100 RDPL-34127 seen in October 2001.
(photo, Alistair Bor)

Xi'an Y-7-100C * Current *
Five of these twin-engined medium transports were delivered in 1994. The Y-7-100C is a Chinese built version of the venerable Antonov An-24 Coke.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34015 12703   1994 last noted Jan 2006
RDPL-34016 12704   1994 last noted Jan 2004
RDPL-34019 12707   1994 last noted Apr 1994
RDPL-34119 10707 (sic)   1994 noted Jan 2004
RDPL-34127 12706   1994 Lao Aviation, noted Jan 2004
RDPL-34128 12701   1994 Lao Aviation, noted Jan 2004

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)


Yakovlev Yak-40 Codling * Current *
Two delivered in 1978. Registered as RDPL-34001 and -34002 respectively. RDPL-34001 crashed on May 25, 1998, while on a flight from Vientiane/Wattay to Phonsavan. (The crash date is also reported as 28 May 1998, with the aircraft carrying the registration ZPX-01). Twenty-six killed, including members of a Vietnamese military delegation. It is reported that these aircraft were initially serialled 974 and 976.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RDPL-34001 9431835   1978 w/o 25 May 1998
RDPL-34002 9840559   1978 last seen Jan 2004

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III)
  • Militair 1982 (Aviation Press)
  • Plane Crash Info


^ Top of Page  << Last Page   Index Page   Next Page >>  Site Search 
First Created: 14 February 2004 - Last Revised: 20 April 2007
Copyright © 2004 Jan Forsgren.     e-mail: john@aeroflight.co.uk