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Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:Thursday 10 May 1973
Type:Douglas DC-8-33
Operator:Thai Airways International
Registration: HS-TGU
C/n / msn: 45526/89
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
The DC-8, named "Srisubhan", touchdown far and overran the runway, and crossed a concrete drain.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-8-33-HB-IDC
accident date: 10-05-1973
type: Douglas DC-8-33
registration: HB-IDC
photo of DC-8-33-D-ADIR
accident date: 10-05-1973
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-33
registration: D-ADIR
 
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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