Accident
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:woensdag 7 februari 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registratie: BL534
Constructienummer: 024003
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 98 / inzittenden: 98
Totaal:slachtoffers: 102 / inzittenden: 102
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Dhaka Glacier (   India) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Leh Airport (IXL/VILH), India
Vluchtnummer: 203
Beschrijving:
The aircraft, operated by Air Force squadron 25, went missing while on a flight from Chandigarh to Leh. Weather was deteriorating as a weather disturbance from the Pakistan side was moving in fast and the higher reaches of the mountains in the flight path were getting covered up. Reportedly the captain decided to return to Chandigarh but the airplane failed to arrived.
The wreckage was located on a mountainside and a glacier in August 2003, 200km from Chandigarh. The airplane crashed near Chandrabhaga Peak 13, a 20,500 feet high mountain with wreckage being scattered along Dhaka Glacier at an elevation of 17,324 feet.
A search expedition in August 2005 found more bodies and wreckage buried under 9 meters of snow, dispersed around an area of 5 square kilometers.
One more body was recovered during an Indian Army expedition in August 2013.


Bronnen:
» BBC
» Indian Express Newspapers
» The Times of India
» Warbirds of India


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chandigarh Airport en Leh Airport bedraagt 389 km (243 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.
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Antonov 12

  • 25e ongeval
  • 1243 built
  • zwaarste ongeval
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