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Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Date:jeudi 12 décembre 1963
Heure:10:15 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Compagnie:Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA
Immatriculation: OD-AEB
Numéro de série: 10424
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:93 km (58.1 milles) W of Ghazni (   Afghanistan)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Koweit
Aéroport de destination:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Détails:
The DC-4 was on a cargo flight from Beirut to Kabul via Kuwait and took off from Kuwait at 02:56 GMT with an ETA at Kabul of 10:10. At 09:58 the crew reported over Kabul and requested weather information. Weather conditions didn't permit a landing at Kabul, so the crew chose to divert to Lahore. The route to Lahore was via Ghazni, Kandahar and Zahedan. It would maintain FL150 to Ghazni, FL130 to Kandahar and FL110 to Zahedan. After being cleared to route frequency by Kabul tower, nothing more was heard from the flight. The wreckage was first sighted on 16 August 1964 after the snow had melted, at an elevation of 13940 feet amsl (4250 m) in the Koh-i-Safid Mountains, 50nm W of Ghazni and 42nm from the approved air route.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A wrong estimation of the wind speed and direction resulted in a navigation error which brought the aircraft 42nm from the approved air route. Possible contributing factors were: lack of weather forecast prior to takeoff, personal worries, fatigue and lack of oxygen, inadequate charts and maps."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (80-91)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kuwait International Airport et Kabul Airport est de 2074 km (1296 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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