Narrative:The DC-3 took off from Jorhat at 13:05 for a supply-dropping mission to Noklok. At 13:47 the crew reported very poor weather conditions. This was the last radio contact with the flight. The DC-3 struck trees and crashed in the Naga Hills.
|Date:||Thursday 12 March 1959|
|C/n / msn:|| 12493|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Tobu (India)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India|
|Destination airport:||Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed during an attempt by the pilot to clear high terrain under poor visibility conditions. He had previously descended to a low altitude in order to determine his position."
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (101-103)
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Distance from Jorhat-Rowriah Airport to Jorhat-Rowriah Airport as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN 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.