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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 27 March 1948
Type:Vickers 604 Viking 1B
Operator:Indian National Airways
Registration: VT-CEL
C/n / msn: 166
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monte Cardo (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Destination airport:London (unknown airport), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Flew into the east side of Monte Cardo at an altitude of 2400 m. Visibility was poor at the time of the accident.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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