Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 13 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Nepalese Air Force
Registration: 9N-RF10
C/n / msn: 9950
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Panchkhal (   Nepal) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
The C-47 was on a paratroop training flight when it contacted high tension wires near a highway and crashed.

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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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