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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28066
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Date:31-MAR-1975
Time:Day
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC6T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter
Owner/operator:UN Development Program
Registration: 9N-AAZ
C/n / msn: 727
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kathmandu -   Nepal
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Kathmadu/Gaucher Airport (KTM)
Destination airport:Phaplu Airport (PPL)
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after take-off near Kathmandu Airport. Among those killed were wife Louise and daughter Belinda (16) of Sir Edmund Hillary.
CAUSE: The pilot Peter C. Shand took off unaware that a ground lock pin on one of the ailerons was still in place. Moments later the aircraft plunged into the ground and burned, killing all five on board.

Sources:

http://www.pc-6.com/history/727.htm
http://pilatus-history-and-news.blogspot.com/
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/210604
Wir sehen uns in Kathmandu: Elizabeth Hawley - Die Chronistin des Himalaya / by Bernadette McDonald


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2010 05:44 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2010 06:18 TB Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2010 15:32 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2017 06:09 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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