Descripción del Accidente ASN 29 MAR 1959 Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) VT-CGI - Silchar
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:domingo 29 marzo 1959
Hora:10:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-CGI
Numéro de série: 20176
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:56 km (35 milles) W of Silchar (   India)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS/VEKU), India
Descripción:
The DC-3 was operating on a flight from Calcutta (CCU) to Imphal (IMF) via Agartala (IXA) and Silchar (IXS). The aircraft took off from Agartala at 10:10 for a 50-minute flight to Silchar. En route weather was poor (thunderstorms in the area southwest of Silchar). The aircraft didn't arrive at its destination and was found to have crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Structural failure occurred while the aircraft was flying through a thunderstorm. The failure originated in the port centre section and was due to loads which exceeded the ultimate design value for the structure. It was not possible to establish whether the pilot adopted the correct procedure for flying in turbulence."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (109-111)


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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport as the crow flies is 208 km (130 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3445th loss
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