Unfallbericht:The DC-3 departed Kumbhirgram for a flight to Calcutta. Soon after takeoff the aircraft crashed into the ground. Fire broke out in both engine nacelles, but was extinguished quickly by the heavy rain.
|Datum:||Sonntag 5 Mai 1957|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Santoshpur village (Indien)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS/VEKU), Indien|
|Flug nach:||Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is attributed to the insufficient altitude at which the aircraft was flown during an attempt to fly through a thunderstorm. Down-draughts and divergent winds encountered, forced the aircraft to the ground."
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport to Calcutta Airport as the crow flies is 522 km (326 miles).
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.