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.
|Date:||Monday 21 April 1969|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 200|
|C/n / msn:|| 10214|
|First flight:|| 1962|
|Total airframe hrs:||14221|
|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)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India|
|Destination airport:||Khulna Airport (KHL/VGKN), Bangladesh|
» Willem Wendt
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 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.