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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 27 August 1978
Time:ca 22:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:New World Air Charter
Registration: N122A
C/n / msn: 45327/819
First flight: 1957
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Fanja (   Oman)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Muscat-Seeb Airport (MCT/OOMS), Oman
Destination airport:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK), Cyprus
Narrative:
The DC-6 took off from Muscat-Seeb Airport at 22:07 and was advised to climb to FL120. At 22:10 the pilot reported climbing through 1000 feet. This was the last radio contact with the flight. It appeared that the aircraft had flown into Mount Hameem.
The aircraft had departed runway 26 and for reasons unknown made left turn approximately 40 degrees, instead of a right turn 40 degrees to intercept a course to overhead Dubai.
The flight was positioning back to Larnaca, Cyprus, after an inbound freight charter.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» William Durrant (E-mail 26-8-2016)


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Distance from Muscat-Seeb Airport to Larnaca Airport as the crow flies is 2675 km (1672 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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