Narrative:Due to a navigational error the DC-3 entered a wrong valley while on its way to Kathmandu. While manoeuvring to make a turn the aircraft stalled and crashed.
|Date:||Monday 24 March 1958|
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 19988|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||25 km (15.6 mls) from Kathmandu ( Nepal)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Simra Airport (SIF/VNSI), Nepal|
|Destination airport:||Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal|
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Mar 25, 1958
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Simra Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport as the crow flies is 70 km (44 miles).
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.