Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 25 January 1970
Type:Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registration: 9N-AAR
C/n / msn: 10290
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:7891
Cycles:4581
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E of Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Narrative:
While on final approach to Delhi, the aircraft was caught in severe thunderstorms with turbulence and down draughts. The pilot couldn't control the aircraft, and the F-27 crashed short of runway 28.

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 810 km (506 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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