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Datum:Mittwoch 25 Januar 1950
Zeit:09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operated by:Airways (India)
On behalf of:Air Services of India
Kennzeichen: VT-CPQ
Werknummer: 13558
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shella Airstrip (   Indien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Shella Airstrip, Indien
Flug nach:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft swung and crashed on takeoff. The co-pilot and radio-operator were killed and the pilot survived with serious injuries. The DC-3 was bound for Calcutta with a load of Assam oranges.

Informationsquelle:
» The Indian Express 26 January 1950, p8
» The Indian Express 28 January 1950, p10


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