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Accident description
Last updated: 1 October 2016
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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)
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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Douglas DC-3

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  • ca 13.000 built
  • 35th worst accident (at the time)
  • 41st worst accident (currently)
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