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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 7 February 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:120 km (75 mls) N of Jammu (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pathankot Air Base (IXP/VIPK), India
Destination airport:Leh Airport (IXL/VILH), India
Narrative:
Crashed into high ground in poor weather while ferrying supplies from Pathankot Air Base to Leh, India.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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