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.
|Date:||Wednesday 2 February 1955|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India|
|Destination airport:||Delhi (unknown airport), India|
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."
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (65-67)
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.