ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) registration unknown Rhimkhim
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Date:Monday 1 May 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: registration unknown
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rhimkhim (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The C-47 was engaged in a sortie to drop food supplies to an Army detachment on the north-eastern border of India. While nearing the dropping zone, the aircraft lost height very rapidly due to a down draught. The came down on the snow-covered portion of a hill. On impact, a fuel tank of the aircraft caught fire and a portion of the aircraft disintegrated.
At least four occupants survived the accident.

» Flt Lt Balkrishan Desoares


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