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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 16 January 1949
Time:ca 11:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Dalmia Jain Airways
Registration: VT-CDZ
C/n / msn: 25867/14422
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Banihal Pass (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ/VIJU), India
Destination airport:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), India
Narrative:
The airplane went missing near the Banihal Pass. It had taken off from Jammu at 10:43 for a one hour flight to Srinagar.

Sources:
» The Indian Express - Jan 18, 1949


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Distance from Jammu-Satwari Airport to Srinagar Airport as the crow flies is 144 km (90 miles).

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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