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Datum:Montag 21 April 1969
Zeit:20:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-DOJ
Werknummer: 10214
Baujahr: 1962
Betriebsstunden:14221
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:12017
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 40 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 44
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Khulna Airport (KHL) (   Bangladesh)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), Indien
Flug nach:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The Friendship entered an area of intense squall and strong down currents while approaching Khulna. The crew tried to fly through the thunderstorm at low level but lost control in severe downdrafts. The aircraft crashed.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Silchar to Calcutta via Agartala. It took off from Agartala at 19:17 hours and was expected to arrive at Calcutta about 20:40 hours.

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1969 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Willem Wendt
» The Indian Express - Apr 23, 1969


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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 315 km (197 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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