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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 11 juli 1996
Tijd:ca 08:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E9D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Archana Airways
Registratie: VT-ETC
Constructienummer: 942703
Bouwjaar: 1994
Motoren: 2 Walter M-601E
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Kanda (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Shimla Airport (SLV/VISM), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU/VIBR), India
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."

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Shimla Airport en Kulu-Bhuntar Airport bedraagt 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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