Narrative:The DC-3 was on a supply dropping mission from Jorhat to Taksing when it crashed during a turn in the narrow valley of the River Yume Chu.
|Date:||Sunday 3 January 1960|
|C/n / msn:|| 12821|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Total airframe hrs:||17868|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||6,5 km (4.1 mls) NW of Taksing (India)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to an error of navigation which caused the pilot to enter a wrong valley. During an attempt to turn back in a restricted area, the aircraft stalled and crashed. The fact that this was the pilot's first flight to this dropping zone, and he was not familiar with the terrain, contributed to the accident."
» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (92-95)
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.