ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) VT-DFZ Loheshyphu Dropping Zone, Naga Hills
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 16 July 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-DFZ
MSN: 4647
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) N of Loheshyphu Dropping Zone, Naga Hills (   India)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
The Kalinga Airlines DC-3 operated on a food supply dropping mission out of Jorhat.
The airplane lost control after entering a stall during a turn in a valley and crashed. The North-East Frontier Agency area were the plane crashed is now Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control experienced by the pilot as a result of stall of the fully loaded aircraft during a turn in the valley."

Loss of control

» The Indian Express - Jul 18, 1962
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1962 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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