Narrative:Disintegrated in midair and crashed in the Khasi hills.
|Date:||14 APR 1953|
|C/n / msn:|| 19149|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||80 km (50 mls) SW of Guwahati (India)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU), India|
|Destination airport:||Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The port wing failed in the air due to an upload as a result of being subjected to loads greater than those for which it was designed."
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Guwahati-Borjhar Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 495 km (310 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.