Accident Douglas DC-6B N122A,
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Date:Sunday 27 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6B
Owner/operator:New World Air Charter
Registration: N122A
MSN: 45327/819
Year of manufacture:1957
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Fanja -   Oman
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Muscat-Seeb Airport (MCT/OOMS)
Destination airport:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK)
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.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: UNK78X0133
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


William Durrant (E-mail 26-8-2016)



photo (c) Faisal; Fanja Mountain; 10 March 2018

photo (c) Faisal; Fanja Mountain; 10 March 2018

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