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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 13 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-CFK
C/n / msn: 26049/14604
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Katagiri (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport (CJB/VOCB), India
Narrative:
Navigation error; hit high ground.



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Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport as the crow flies is 996 km (622 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2878th loss
  • 956th fatal accident
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  • 202nd worst accident (currently)
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