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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 21 March 1956
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-CGN
C/n / msn: 12989
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ), India
Narrative:
Improper level-off on landing at Tezpur caused the DC-3 to bounce. The aircraft then stalled, struck the ground rightwing-first and swung off the runway.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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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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