Narrative:The aircraft was en route to Amritsar when it was attacked by a vulture. The bird smashed through the wind screen, killing the co-pilot.
|Date:||Sunday 15 July 1962|
|C/n / msn:|| 20289|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||near Lahore (Pakistan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ/VIAR), India|
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
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 Kabul Airport to Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport as the crow flies is 605 km (378 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.