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Last updated: 4 August 2020
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Date:Thursday 12 October 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mahesh (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed at Mahesh, 18 km from Calcutta. Seven persons on the ground were injured. Two persons including a child later died of their injuries in the hospital.

Sources:
» The Indian Express 13 October 1961, p1
» The Indian Express 14 October 1961, p5


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