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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:Sonntag 19 November 1978
Zeit:ca 11:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-12B
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Air Force - IAF
Kennzeichen: L650
Werknummer: 6344210
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 70 / Insassen: 70
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 77 / Insassen: 77
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,5 km (0.3 Meilen) von Leh Airport (IXL) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), Indien
Flug nach:Leh Airport (IXL/VILH), Indien
The Antonov crashed near Leh Airport, located at a 12870 feet altitude in the Himalaya Mountains.
The airplane struck a hut, killing a woman and burst into flames.

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Distance from Chandigarh Airport to Leh Airport as the crow flies is 389 km (243 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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