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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Fecha:martes 12 agosto 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 768D Viscount
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-DJC
Numéro de série: 296
Año de Construcción: 1958-05-30 (11 years 3 months)
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   India)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
The pilot failed to reset the altimeter settings to QNH from the standard and also descended below the altitude cleared by Radar Controller under marginal weather conditions. The aircraft was being monitored by Surveillance Radar instead of Precision Approach Radar. The aircraft grazed tree tops on final approach and was substantially damaged. The aircraft was thereafter diverted to Panagarh where it made a safe landing . No one was injured.

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