Descripción del Accidente ASN 29 AUG 1970 Fokker F-27 Friendship 400 VT-DWT - Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 29 agosto 1970
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-DWT
Numéro de série: 10336
Año de Construcción: 1967
Horas Totales de la Célula:6271
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 34 / Ocupantes: 34
Total:Fatalidades: 39 / Ocupantes: 39
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:19 km (11.9 milles) de Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS) (   India)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS/VEKU), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT), India
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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