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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Fecha:sábado 9 julio 1994
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operador:Punjab Government (India)
Registración: VT-EUJ
Numéro de série: BB-1456
Año de Construcción: 1993
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:18,5 km (11.6 milles) SE of Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradeh State (   India)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU/VIBR), India
The Punjab Government Beechcraft 200 Super King Air aircraft VT-EUJ was engaged in a flight from Chandigarh to Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU). The Governor of Punjab & Himachal Pradesh along with his family members were on board. The aircraft took off from Chandigarh Airport (IXC) at 08:50. The aircraft during cruise collided with the trees and rocks on the top of the hill close to Kamru Nag Temple area near Sunder Nagar in Himachal Pradesh. The aircraft was completely destroyed. All the persons on board received fatal injuries.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident has been attributed to:
"The accident was caused due to serious error on the part of the flight crew by not strictly adhering to the VFR conditions for flight to Bhuntar airfield. As a result, the aircraft after encountering cumulous clouds enroute, deviated from the pre-determined route and collided with the hill top covered with clouds.
The contributed factors to the accident were :
a) Existence of bad weather enroute with cumulous clouds in layers covering the hill tops;
b) Pilots not conversant with the topography of the mountains in the region;
c) Failure on the part of the flight crew not to refer and follow the maps of the region;
d) Mental pressure on the Pilot-in-Command to complete the flight in time with a view to meet the subsequent flight commitments; and
e) Failure on the part of the Co-Pilot to bring out flight deviations to the notice of the commander".

» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1994 / DGAC India


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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 Chandigarh Airport to Kulu-Bhuntar Airport as the crow flies is 137 km (86 miles).

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