Incident de Havilland DH.104 Dove 1 HW520,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28552
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Date:Monday 8 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DOVE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 1
Owner/operator:Air HQ CS IAF
Registration: HW520
MSN: 04177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:40 miles from Jaipur, Rajasthan -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:New Dehli, Dehli, India
Destination airport:Pune, Maharashtra, India
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
DeHavilland DH,104 Dove Mk.1 HW520: Force-landed 8-1-1951 40 miles from Jaipur, Rajasthan after engine trouble. Engine fell off, hit building, crash landed near Jaipur. Deputy Minister of Defence Mar Gen Himmatsinghji and others. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("Indian Daily Mail 14 January 1951, p 1" - see link #1):

Bombay (By Air Mail)
An Indian Air Force "Dove" Aircraft carrying India's Deputy Minister of Defence Major-General Himmatsinghji force landed due to engine trouble 40 miles from Jaipur on Jan 8. The Occupants of the aircraft were all reported to be safe.

The plane was reported to be on a direct flight from New Dehli to Poona, A relief plane was sent from New Dehli to Jaipur to take the Deputy Minister for Defence to his destination"

The pilot at the controls at the time was F/Lt Faredun Dinshaw Irani, IAF, and the aircraft was on the strength of Air HQ Communications Squadron Indian Air Force (IAF)


1. Indian Daily Mail 14 January 1951, p 1:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Oct-2009 14:30 JINX Updated
15-Mar-2010 14:27 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
19-Dec-2010 15:44 TB Updated [Phase, Narrative]
12-Oct-2011 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2012 11:25 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2012 12:21 TB Updated [Source]
06-Jan-2019 20:44 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
05-Apr-2019 12:23 TB Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2019 12:24 TB Updated [Source]
09-Sep-2023 06:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Source]]
10-Sep-2023 12:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [[[Source]]]
11-Sep-2023 08:28 Nepa Updated [[[[Source]]]]
13-Feb-2024 19:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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