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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 12 March 1959
Time:14:10
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-CYH
C/n / msn: 12493
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tobu (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Narrative:
The DC-3 took off from Jorhat at 13:05 for a supply-dropping mission to Noklok. At 13:47 the crew reported very poor weather conditions. This was the last radio contact with the flight. The DC-3 struck trees and crashed in the Naga Hills.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed during an attempt by the pilot to clear high terrain under poor visibility conditions. He had previously descended to a low altitude in order to determine his position."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (101-103)


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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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