Accident description
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 18 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CJH
C/n / msn: 12477
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI/VIJP), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 swung to the left just before lifting off. The plane became airborne and struck the ground left of the runway. The DC-3 had been overloaded and the centre-of-gravity was too far aft. The takeoff was performed under downwind/crosswind conditions.

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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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