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Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 25 February 1954
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-ATU
C/n / msn: 20358
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Narrative:
Crashed during a test flight to attempt to determine the cause of an earlier DC-3 accident at Nagpur on December 12, 1953

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 58)
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (172)
» The Indian Express - Feb 26, 1954


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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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