Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 25 June 1958
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-COJ
C/n / msn: 10051
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mohanbari (   India)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mohanbari Airport (MOH/VEMN), India
Destination airport:Mohanbari Airport (MOH/VEMN), India
Narrative:
The DC-3 took off from Mohanbari at 09:02 for a supply dropping flight to Damroh. Last contact with the flight was at 10:28 while over Pasighat, awaiting the weather conditions to improve in the Damroh area. The aircraft was later reported to have crashed on the side of a hill.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "While manoeuvring at a low height in mountainous terrain during a supply dropping mission the port wing grazed the side of a hill thus causing the aircraft to slew and crash. A contributory factor might have been the mismanagement of the fuel system which caused temporary loss of engine power and height."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (162-164)


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Distance from Mohanbari Airport to Mohanbari Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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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