Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) VT-ATT, Friday 26 March 1971
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Date:Friday 26 March 1971
Time:20:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Jamair
Registration: VT-ATT
MSN: 20363
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Hashimara -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT)
Destination airport:Bagdogra Airport (IXB/VEBD)
Narrative:
The DC-3 strayed off course on a flight from Guwahati to Calcutta via Bagdogra and collided with a hill. The wreckage was located 6 days later.

Sources:

Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD

Statistics

  • 37th worst accident in 1971
  • 395th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 358th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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