Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 21 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DOJ
C/n / msn: 10214
First flight: 1962
Total airframe hrs:14221
Cycles:12017
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Khulna Airport (KHL) (   Bangladesh) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Destination airport:Khulna Airport (KHL/VGKN), Bangladesh
Narrative:
The Friendship entered an area of intense squall and strong down currents while approaching Khulna. The crew tried to fly through the thunderstorm at low level but lost control in severe downdrafts. The aircraft crashed.

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Khulna Airport as the crow flies is 212 km (133 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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