Flugunfall 29 AUG 1970 einer Fokker F-27 Friendship 400 VT-DWT - Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Samstag 29 August 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-DWT
Werknummer: 10336
Baujahr: 1967
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:5243
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 34 / Insassen: 34
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 39 / Insassen: 39
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) von Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS/VEKU), Indien
Flug nach:Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT), Indien
The F-27 struck a 1500 m high mountain shortly after takeoff from Silchar.
The airplane operated on a flight from Imphal to Calcutta with intermediate stops at Silchar and Guwahati.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot didn't climb overhead Silchar to the minimum sector altitude, but continued directly to Guwahati.

» Civil aircraft accidents 1970 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Willem Wendt
» The Indian Express - 30 August 1970


photo of Fokker-F-27400-VT-DWT
accident date: 29-08-1970
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 400
registration: VT-DWT

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 Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport to Gauhati-Borjhar Airport as the crow flies is 192 km (120 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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