Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Operator:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registration: 9N-AAP
C/n / msn: 42956
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hitauda (   Nepal)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Simra Airport (SIF/VNSI), Nepal
Narrative:
Collided with a tree while traversing a cloud covered ridge at 7300 feet msl.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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.
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