Vliegtuigongeval op 12 MAR 1959 met Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3) VT-CYH - Tobu
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 12 maart 1959
Tijd:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-CYH
Constructienummer: 12493
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Tobu (   India)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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