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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Montag 24 März 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-CYN
Werknummer: 19988
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:25 km (15.6 Meilen) von Kathmandu (   Nepal)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Simra Airport (SIF/VNSI), Nepal
Flug nach:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Unfallbericht:
Due to a navigational error the DC-3 entered a wrong valley while on its way to Kathmandu. While manoeuvring to make a turn the aircraft stalled and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Mar 25, 1958


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Distance from Simra Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport as the crow flies is 70 km (44 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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