ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 VT-DOJ Khulna Airport (KHL)
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Date:Monday 21 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DOJ
MSN: 10214
First flight: 1962
Total airframe hrs:14221
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Khulna Airport (KHL) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
The Friendship entered an area of intense squall and strong down currents while approaching Khulna. The crew tried to fly through the thunderstorm at low level but lost control in severe downdrafts. The aircraft crashed.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Silchar to Calcutta via Agartala. It took off from Agartala at 19:17 hours and was expected to arrive at Calcutta about 20:40 hours.

Loss of control

» Civil aircraft accidents 1969 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Willem Wendt
» The Indian Express - Apr 23, 1969


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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 315 km (197 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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