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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 14 April 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Airways (India)
Kennzeichen: VT-AUJ
Werknummer: 19149
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:80 km (50 Meilen) SW of Guwahati (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT), Indien
Flug nach:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Unfallbericht:
Disintegrated in midair and crashed in the Khasi hills.

Probable Cause:

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."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)


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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 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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