Airplane Crash - Gazni, Afghanistan 12/12/1963

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Gazni, Afghanistan


Date12/12/1963
Time10:15
LocationGazni, Afghanistan
OperatorTrans Mediterranean Airways
RouteKawait - Kabul
TypeDouglas C-54A
RegistrationOD-AEB
Cn/In10424
Aboard3
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane struck a mountain while en route. A wrong estimation of the wind speed and direction resulted in a navigation error which brought the aircraft 42 nm from the approved air route. Possible contributing factors were: lack of weather forecast prior to takeoff, personal worries, fatigue and lack of oxygen, inadequate charts and maps.

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