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.
|Date:||Sunday 19 July 1959|
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
|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)|
|Destination airport:||Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India|
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.