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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 9 juillet 1994
Heure:09:05
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Compagnie:Punjab Government (India)
Immatriculation: VT-EUJ
Numéro de série: BB-1456
Année de Fabrication: 1993
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 11 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:18,5 km (11.6 milles) SE of Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradeh State (   Inde)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), Inde
Aéroport de destination:Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU/VIBR), Inde
Détails:
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".

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


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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 Chandigarh Airport et Kulu-Bhuntar Airport est de 137 km (86 miles).

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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