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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 21 November 1951
Time:07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Deccan Airways
Registration: VT-AUO
C/n / msn: 13265
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Narrative:
An attempt to land was made in extremely poor visibility conditions. The crew descended too low until the aircraft struck trees and crashed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» The Indian Express - Nov 22, 1951


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Distance from Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 979 km (612 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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