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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 6 February 1948
Type:Vickers 632 Viking 1B
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-CLY
C/n / msn: 205
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Narrative:
Viking VT-CLY suffered an engine failure. The aircraft crashed while trying to land at Mumbai (Bombay).

Sources:
» The Indian Express - Feb 7, 1948


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Distance from Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport to Bombay-Santacruz Airport as the crow flies is 1656 km (1035 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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