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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:Monday 3 August 1959
Time:ca 10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-DGP
C/n / msn: 9549
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sagone (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mohanbari Airport (MOH/VEMN), India
Destination airport:Along Airport (IXV/VEAN), India
Narrative:
The DC-3 departed Mohanbari at 10:17 for a twenty minute VMC flight to Along. Last radio contact was at 10:28.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to an error of navigation on the part of the pilot. He entered a wrong valley and without proper assessment of the performance of his fully-loaded aircraft in the space available attempted to make a steep insufficient to effect a recovery from the stall."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (159-163)


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Distance from Mohanbari Airport to Along Airport as the crow flies is 79 km (50 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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