Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 June 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Operator:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Bihar (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Biratnagar Airport (BIR/VNVT), Nepal
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded money and escaped after landing in Bihar, India. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

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Distance from Biratnagar Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport as the crow flies is 231 km (144 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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