Loss of control Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) VT-AUQ, Sunday 17 October 1965
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Date:Sunday 17 October 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-AUQ
MSN: 19431
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:37 km N of Mohanbari -   India
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Mohanbari Airport (VEMN)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed while dropping supplies.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed as a result of complete loss of control experienced by the pilot, after a sleeping bag, ejected as part of an air drop consignment, got lodged and ballooned over the port tail plane."


Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1965 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB
ICAO Circular 88/74 Volume II (36-41)


  • 82nd worst accident in 1965
  • 672nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 559th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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