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Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 18 February 1969
Time:19:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CJH
C/n / msn: 12477
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI/VIJP), India
Destination airport:Agra-Kheria Airport (AGR/VIAG), India
Narrative:
The DC-3 swung to the left just before lifting off. The plane became airborne and struck the ground left of the runway. The DC-3 had been overloaded and the centre-of-gravity was too far aft. The takeoff was performed by the copilot under downwind/crosswind conditions.

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1969 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» The Indian Express 19 February 1969, p1


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Distance from Jaipur-Sanganer Airport to Agra-Kheria Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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