Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 11 September 1963
Time:04:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 768D Viscount
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DIO
C/n / msn: 192
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:51 km (31.9 mls) S of Agra (   India) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
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.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of this accident could not be determined."

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (196-200)


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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.
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