Descripción del Accidente ASN 12 MAR 1959 Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3) VT-CYH - Tobu
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:jueves 12 marzo 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-CYH
Numéro de série: 12493
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Tobu (   India)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
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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