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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194343
Last updated: 16 May 2019
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Date:05-MAY-1947
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Airways (India) Ltd
Registration: VT-CJA
C/n / msn: 5197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brahmaputra River near Pandu, Assam -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta
Narrative:
VT-CJA Consul c/n 5197 ex RAF Oxford NM523 [original c/n 3691; registered with c/n 910] C of A issued 20.3.47. Registered in 3.47 to Airways [India] Ltd.

Written off (destroyed) when Struck telegraph wires across the Brahmaputra River and crashed near Pandu, Assam. Both persons on board - pilot Captain Karve and engineer - were killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/airspeed_oxford_&_consul.pdf
2. The Indian Express 6 May 1947, p5


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2017 18:49 Dr.John Smith Added
21-Mar-2017 18:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Jun-2018 07:43 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2018 17:19 TB Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source]
20-Mar-2019 21:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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