Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 February 1955
Time:ca 03:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CVB
C/n / msn: 13037
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nagpur (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Narrative:
DC-3 VT-CVB took off from Nagpur at 03:48 for an airmail/passenger flight to Delhi. During a left turn on climb out, the aircraft struck the ground , disintegrated and burst into flames.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed as a result of slipping into the ground in the course of a badly executed steep turn to port carried out at night at a low altitude."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (65-67)


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Distance from Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport to Delhi-Safdarjung Airport as the crow flies is 848 km (530 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.
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