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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 17 July 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Indian National Airways
Registration: VT-ATS
C/n / msn: 20359
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) SE of Pathankot (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Destination airport:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), India
Narrative:
The port wing failed in turbulence; crashed.

Classification:
Turbulence
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 50)


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Distance from Delhi-Safdarjung Airport to Srinagar Airport as the crow flies is 640 km (400 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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