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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:Monday 31 December 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK Dakota III
Operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-COA
C/n / msn: 25304/13859
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 struck trees on climbout in limited visibility conditions.

Sources:
» Douglas DC-3 Production List (Issue no. 28)


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