Date & Time: Jun 7, 1979 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Hindustan Aeronautics HAL-748
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Ten minutes after takeoff from Leh Airport, while climbing in clouds at an altitude of 16,000 feet, the twin engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near the Karmwal Pass. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 28 occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain.