Flugunfall 12 MAR 1959 einer Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3) VT-CYH - Tobu
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Donnerstag 12 Mrz 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-CYH
Werknummer: 12493
Baujahr: 1944
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 Tobu (   Indien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), Indien
Flug nach:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), Indien
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."

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


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