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Accident description
Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:Friday 18 May 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK Dakota III
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CCD
C/n / msn: 25468/14023
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ahmedabad Airport (AMD) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ahmedabad Airport (AMD/VAAH), India
Indian Airlines DC-3 VT-CCD undershot the Ahmedabad runway on landing. The aircraft bounced, stalled and crashed back onto the runway, causing the aircraft to be damaged beyond repair.
Three days prior to the accident, Indian Airlines had lost another DC-3 when VT-DBA bounced and stalled on landing at Kathmandu.


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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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