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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 14 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-7
Operator:Orient Airways
Registration: AP-AEG
C/n / msn: 82
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Kalahasahar (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Destination airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain on a flight from Delhi to Dhaka. The pilot had descended in poor visibility in order to ascertain his position.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 56)


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Distance from Delhi-Safdarjung Airport to Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport as the crow flies is 1409 km (881 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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Convair CV-240

  • 566 built
  • 7th loss
  • 2nd fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 10th worst accident (currently)
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  • 10th worst accident (at the time)
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