Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 10 May 1973
Type:Douglas DC-8-33
Operator:Thai Airways International
Registration: HS-TGU
C/n / msn: 45526/89
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (   Nepal) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
The DC-8, named "Srisubhan", touchdown far and overran the runway, and crossed a concrete drain.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:


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photo of Douglas DC-8-33 HB-IDC
HB-ICD was sold as D-ADIR (Südflug) and later moved to Thai as HS-TGU
photo of McDonnell Douglas DC-8-33 D-ADIR
DC-8 D-ADIR returned to Atlantis from a lease to Aeromaritime in September 1971. In February 1973 the aircraft moved to Thai Airways.
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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.
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