Accident
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Estado:
Fecha:martes 14 abril 1953
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Airways (India)
Registración: VT-AUJ
Numéro de série: 19149
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:80 km (50 milles) SW of Guwahati (   India)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Descripción:
Disintegrated in midair and crashed in the Khasi hills.

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."

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


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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 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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