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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 29 July 2000
Time:13:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200C Super King Air
Operator:Aerial Services Pvt. Ltd
Registration: VT-EIE
MSN: BL-63
First flight: 1983
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) from Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU) (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Kulu-Bhuntar Airport (KUU/VIBR), India
Narrative:
A Beechcraft B200C Super King Air, VT-EIE, owned and operated by Aerial Services Pvt. Ltd. was to undertake a flight from Delhi to Kulu and back for evacuation of an injured person. The aircraft took off from Delhi at 12:42 with three passengers and two crew members on board. En route Chandigarh - Kulu the aircraft descended below minimum sector altitude in Instrument Meteorological Conditions and hit a hill.
The aircraft got destroyed due to impact and all the occupants received fatal injuries. There was no evidence of post accident fire.

Probable Cause:

THE PROBABLE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT:
The pilot descended below minimum sector altitude in Instrument Meteorological Condition in hilly area.
CONTRIBUTORY FACTOR:
1. ATC Chandigarh contributed to the accident by permitting IFR flight to descend below minimum sector altitude.
2. Inadequate Supervision, Lack of Safety culture and poor pre-flight planning. Factor: Pilot: Non-adherence to standard operating procedure.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 2000 / DGAC India


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Distance from Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport to Kulu-Bhuntar Airport as the crow flies is 366 km (229 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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