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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:woensdag 25 januari 1950
Tijd:09:00
Type: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
Registratie: VT-CPQ
Constructienummer: 13558
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Shella Airstrip (   India)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Shella Airstrip, India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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