Narrative:The Viscount went into a steep dive and crashed into a field. The plane was operating on the night air mail service Madras-Nagpur-Delhi.
|Date:||Wednesday 11 September 1963|
Vickers 768D Viscount
|C/n / msn:|| 192|
|First flight:|| 1957|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||51 km (31.9 mls) S of Agra ( India)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India|
|Destination airport:||Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of this accident could not be determined."
Loss of control
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (196-200)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 849 km (531 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.