Accident description
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 July 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CYM
C/n / msn: 19317
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dhaka (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Destination airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
Narrative:
After loading cargo, the Dakota departed Agartala at 07:53 GMT. During the preflight briefing the pilots were told about the Met Aviation Hazard, but no weather deterioration at Dhaka was reported. Last contact with the flight was at 08:05 GMT when entering the Dhaka Control Zone.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Structural failure in the air".

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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport as the crow flies is 88 km (55 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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