Unfallbericht:The DC-3 was approaching the foothills East of Velikonda range to carry out an aerial survey. The aircraft descended below 2000 feet though clouds in order to obtain visual contact with the ground, but struck a rock of the Pundille Konda hill and crashed.
|Datum:||Dienstag 5 April 1977|
|Fluggesellschaft:||National Remote Sensing Agency|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Flugphase:|| Manövrieren (MNV)|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was attributed to collision of the aircraft with a jutting rock on the top of a hill which was not noticed by the pilot in time to take evasive action as it was probably obscured by a patch of low lying cloud."
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.