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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 25 April 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DDR
C/n / msn: 12070
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nagpur Airport (NAG) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is attributable to a sudden and strong cross wind gust in heavy rain experienced during the landing. The aircraft swung off the runway and hit obstructions."

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1966 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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