Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 15 May 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DBA
C/n / msn: 13165
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 33
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
The Indian Airlines DC-3 touched down at Kathmandu at an excessive speed. The aircraft bounced and stalled. Go around power was applied, but remaining runway length was insufficient; the plane overran the end of the runway and went down a steep slope and crashed.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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Douglas DC-3

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