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Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 25 Juni 1958
Zeit:11:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-COJ
Werknummer: 10051
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Damroh (   Indien)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Mohanbari Airport (MOH/VEMN), Indien
Flug nach:Mohanbari Airport (MOH/VEMN), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 took off from Mohanbari at 09:02 for a supply dropping flight to Damroh. Last contact with the flight was at 10:28 while over Pasighat, awaiting the weather conditions to improve in the Damroh area. The aircraft was later reported to have crashed on the side of a hill.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "While manoeuvring at a low height in mountainous terrain during a supply dropping mission the port wing grazed the side of a hill thus causing the aircraft to slew and crash. A contributory factor might have been the mismanagement of the fuel system which caused temporary loss of engine power and height."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (162-164)


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