Accident description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 July 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-DIN
C/n / msn: 4667
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mumbai (Bombay) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Narrative:
The Super Constellation, named "Rani of Aera", approached Santa Cruz Airport in conditions of poor visibility due to rain. The captain was using an altimeter with the barometric pressure set at 29.92". An overshoot was delayed and the aircraft crashed.

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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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