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Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Datum:vrijdag 21 januari 1955
Tijd:07:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-COZ
Constructienummer: 13569
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Guwahati (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT), India
Beschrijving:
The DC-3 left Calcutta at 05:46 for a cargo flight to Guwahati. Last radio contact with the flight was when the crew reported 10 miles from the Guwahati airport. The crew did not report joining the circuit as requested. It appeared that the aircraft had crashed after hitting trees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed in the course of a premature descent, during the final approach, as a result of hitting arecanut trees which were obscured from view by fog in the area."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (61-64)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport en Guwahati-Borjhar Airport bedraagt 495 km (310 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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