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.
|Date:||Sunday 25 January 1970|
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
|Operator:||Royal Nepal Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 10290|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Total airframe hrs:||7891|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3 km (1.9 mls) E of Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) ( India)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal|
|Destination airport:||Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India|
» Civil aircraft accidents 1970 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» 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 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 Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.