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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 5 April 1950
Time:ca 04:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Deccan Airways
Registration: VT-CJD
MSN: 12826
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,5 km (2.2 mls) S of Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Assam, India
One engine failed soon after takeoff from Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport. The crew was not able to return to the airfield and the airplane crash-landed in a paddy at Hatiara, just south of the airport. A contributory cause was the overloading of the aircraft.

Forced landing outside airport

» The Indian Express - Apr 6, 1950


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