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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 8 October 1948
Type:Vickers 604 Viking 1B
Operator:Indian National Airways
Registration: VT-CEJ
C/n / msn: 143
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Narrative:
The Viking swung of the runway following a left hand tire failure. The undercarriage collapsed.



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Distance from Delhi-Palam Airport to Calcutta Airport as the crow flies is 1304 km (815 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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