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Date:Monday 30 December 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Operator:Nepal Army Air Wing
Registration: RAN-23
MSN: SH.1978
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dhangadhi (   Nepal)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dhangadhi Airport (DHI/VNDH), Nepal
Narrative:
Crashed into a forest.

Sources:
» NRC Handelsblad 31-12-1985
» The Evening Independent - Dec 31, 1985
» The Sydney Morning Herald - Jan 1, 1986


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photo of Shorts-SC-7-Skyvan-3-100-G-BJDC
accident date: 30-12-1985
type: Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
registration: G-BJDC
 
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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