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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 29 März 1959
Zeit:ca 10:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-CGI
Werknummer: 20176
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:56 km (35 Meilen) W of Silchar (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), Indien
Flug nach:Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS/VEKU), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 was operating on a flight from Calcutta (CCU) to Imphal (IMF) via Agartala (IXA) and Silchar (IXS). The aircraft took off from Agartala at 10:10 for a 50-minute flight to Silchar. En route weather was poor (thunderstorms in the area southwest of Silchar). The aircraft didn't arrive at its destination and was found to have crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Structural failure occurred while the aircraft was flying through a thunderstorm. The failure originated in the port centre section and was due to loads which exceeded the ultimate design value for the structure. It was not possible to establish whether the pilot adopted the correct procedure for flying in turbulence."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (109-111)


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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport as the crow flies is 208 km (130 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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.
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