ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3) VT-DGO Saugaon
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Saturday 15 May 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Registration: VT-DGO
MSN: 32934/16186
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saugaon (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Saugaon, India
The DC-3 touched down at Saugaon after a high approach. An overshoot was imminent, but the pilot realised that the aircraft could not be pulled up before the end of the runway. He retracted the undercarriage, causing the plane to slid off the runway, coming to rest at the edge of a deep drain.

» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (174)


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