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Last updated: 22 June 2021
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Datum:Samstag 31 März 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:National Air Operators
Kennzeichen: VT-DCM
Werknummer: 10230
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Indapur (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Asansol, Indien
Flug nach:Bagdogra Airport (IXB/VEBD), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 took off from Asansol at 04:20 for a cargo flight to Bagdogra. Last radio contact was 58 minutes after takeoff, at 40 miles from Bagdogra. It appeared the aircraft had crashed 30 miles SW of Bagdogra.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A down-draught which forced down the fully loaded aircraft to the ground when it was flying under exceptionally severe weather conditions below 1000ft, and possibly at a few hundred feet above the terrain."



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