Accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) VT-COZ, Friday 21 January 1955
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Date:Friday 21 January 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-COZ
MSN: 13569
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU) -   India
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC)
Destination airport:Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-3 left Calcutta at 05:46 for a cargo flight to Guwahati. Last radio contact with the flight was when the crew reported 10 miles from the Guwahati airport. The crew did not report joining the circuit as requested. It appeared that the aircraft had crashed after hitting trees.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed in the course of a premature descent, during the final approach, as a result of hitting arecanut trees which were obscured from view by fog in the area."


ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (61-64)

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