Narrative:The DC-3 strayed off course on a flight from Guwahati to Calcutta via Bagdogra and collided with a hill. The wreckage was located 6 days later.
|Date:||Friday 26 March 1971|
|C/n / msn:|| 20363|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Hashimara ( India)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU), India|
|Destination airport:||Bagdogra Airport (IXB/VEBD), India|
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 Guwahati-Borjhar Airport to Bagdogra Airport as the crow flies is 329 km (205 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.