ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3) VT-DGX Sela Pass
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 21 September 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-DGX
MSN: 12142
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sela Pass (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Douglas C-47 transport plane crashed into high ground in conditions of poor visibility. The airplane was engaged in supply dropping operations in the North Eastern Frontier Agency area.
All three flight crew members and five members of the ejection crew were killed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft struck high terrain in conditions of poor visibility in cloud."

» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1962 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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