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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 1 August 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Nepal Airlines
Kennzeichen: 9N-AAH
Werknummer: 6216
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Tulachan Dhuri (   Nepal)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Kathmandu-Gaucher Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Flug nach:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 took off from Kathmandu-Gaucher Airport at 12:21 for a flight to New Delhi. The crew were cleared direct to New Delhi, cruising altitude 8500 feet. The pilot was to receive a weather forecast en route, because no forecast was available before takeoff. Last radio contact with the flight was at 13:15 when the pilot reported to Calcutta FIC "83 deg East at 8500 ft". The wreckage was found August 9, located on a mountain top at 11200 feet altitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The drifting of the aircraft to the north of its track, towards high mountainous terrain, under instrument meteorological conditions."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (40-42)


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Distance from Kathmandu-Gaucher Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 810 km (506 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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