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Last updated: 22 July 2019
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Date:Friday 19 October 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DGK
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Agartala (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Narrative:
Weather at Agartala was below minima. Despite of the weather, three attempts to land were made. On the third attempt, the pilot descended dangerously low. A missed approach procedure was executed, but the aircraft struck some trees and crashed.



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