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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 11 Juli 1996
Zeit:ca 08:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E9D
Fluggesellschaft:Archana Airways
Kennzeichen: VT-ETC
Werknummer: 942703
Baujahr: 1994
Triebwerk: 2 Walter M-601E
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kanda (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Shimla Airport (SLV/VISM), Indien
Flug nach:Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU/VIBR), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The Archana Airways Let 410 was operating a round trip flight from Delhi with enroute stops at Shimla and Bhuntar. The plane took off from Shimla at 08:33 for the next leg to Bhuntar. The aircraft crashed into a thick forest on the Bandi Hill and caught fire, some 6 minutes past its ETA time of 08:54.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident to Archana Airways L-410 aircraft VT-ETC was due to a complete lack of safety awareness, proper supervision and operational control in the organisation."

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1996 (DGAC India)
» The Indian Express


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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 Shimla Airport to Kulu-Bhuntar Airport as the crow flies is 88 km (55 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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