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Last updated: 25 October 2016
Fecha:lunes 24 marzo 1958
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-CYN
Numéro de série: 19988
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:25 km (15.6 milles) de Kathmandu (   Nepal)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Simra Airport (SIF/VNSI), Nepal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
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.

» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Mar 25, 1958


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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 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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