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Last updated: 18 June 2021
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:miércoles 7 febrero 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Operador:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registración: BL534
Numéro de série: 024003
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 98 / Ocupantes: 98
Total:Fatalidades: 102 / Ocupantes: 102
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Dhaka Glacier (   India)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 5280 m (17323 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Leh Airport (IXL/VILH), India
Número de Vuelo: 203
Descripción:
The aircraft, operated by Air Force squadron 25, went missing while on a flight from Chandigarh to Leh. Weather was deteriorating as a weather disturbance from the Pakistan side was moving in fast and the higher reaches of the mountains in the flight path were getting covered up. Reportedly the captain decided to return to Chandigarh but the airplane failed to arrived.
The wreckage was located on a mountainside and a glacier in August 2003, 200 km from Chandigarh. The airplane crashed near Chandrabhaga Peak 13, a 20,500 feet high mountain with wreckage being scattered along Dhaka Glacier at an elevation of 17,324 feet (5280 m).
A search expedition in August 2005 found more bodies and wreckage buried under 9 meters of snow, dispersed around an area of 5 square kilometers.
One more body was recovered during an Indian Army expedition in August 2013.

Fuentes:
» BBC
» Indian Express Newspapers
» The Times of India
» Warbirds of India
» Parts Of Air Force Aircraft Recovered 51 Years After It Went Missing (ndtv.com, 19-8-2019)


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Distance from Chandigarh Airport to Leh Airport as the crow flies is 389 km (243 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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