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Fecha:sábado 26 mayo 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-1F8
Operador:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registración: 9N-ABD
Numéro de série: 20421/826
Año de Construcción: 1971-03-19 (8 years 2 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 118
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 126
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Patna Airport (PAT) (   India)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Patna Airport (PAT/VEPT), India
Número de Vuelo:RA621
Royal Nepal Airlines operated non-scheduled charter flight RA621 from Kathmandu, Nepal to Patna, India. The aircraft was on a visual approach for landing at Patna when it sustained a vulture bird strike on the pilot's front windscreen. The aircraft, however, landed safely on runway 25 at Patna Airport.
Two of the cockpit crew members were seriously injured by fragmented glass pieces released from the windscreen after impact with vulture.

» Civil aircraft accidents 1979 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Patna Airport as the crow flies is 234 km (146 miles).

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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