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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 12 August 1969
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 768D Viscount
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DJC
C/n / msn: 296
First flight: 1958-05-30 (11 years 3 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Narrative:
The pilot failed to reset the altimeter settings to QNH from the standard and also descended below the altitude cleared by Radar Controller under marginal weather conditions. The aircraft was being monitored by Surveillance Radar instead of Precision Approach Radar. The aircraft grazed tree tops on final approach and was substantially damaged. The aircraft was thereafter diverted to Panagarh where it made a safe landing . No one was injured.

Classification:

Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1969 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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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.
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