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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 17 May 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Airways (India)
Registration: VT-CHB
C/n / msn: 13023
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Balurghat Airport (RGH) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Destination airport:Balurghat Airport (RGH/VEBG), India
Narrative:
The C-47 suffered an accident on landing at Balurghat, India. The aircraft carried a load of steel plates from Jorhat for the construction of an all-weather landing ground at Balurghat.

Sources:
» The Indian Express 20 May 1950, p4


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Distance from Jorhat-Rowriah Airport to Balurghat Airport as the crow flies is 558 km (349 miles).

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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