Narrative:Collided with a tree while traversing a cloud covered ridge at 7300 feet msl.
|Date:||Saturday 12 July 1969|
|Operator:||Royal Nepal Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 42956|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31|
|Total:||Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal|
|Destination airport:||Simra Airport (SIF/VNSI), Nepal|
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 Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Simra Airport as the crow flies is 70 km (44 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.