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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:woensdag 1 augustus 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registratie: 9N-AAH
Constructienummer: 6216
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Tulachan Dhuri (   Nepal)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kathmandu-Gaucher Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kathmandu-Gaucher Airport en Delhi-Palam Airport bedraagt 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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