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Last updated: 25 September 2020
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 17 February 1964
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Banihal Pass (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), India
Destination airport:Udhampur (VIUX), India
Narrative:
The aircraft inadvertently flew into very turbulent cumulonimbus clouds, resulting in a loss of control.
The wreckage was found in May 1964.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Indian Express 19 February 1964, p1
» The Indian Express 9 September 1964, p4
» Warbirds of India


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Distance from Srinagar Airport to Udhampur as the crow flies is 125 km (78 miles).

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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