Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) VT-AUJ, Tuesday 14 April 1953
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Date:Tuesday 14 April 1953
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Airways (India)
Registration: VT-AUJ
MSN: 19149
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:80 km SW of Gauhati -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT)
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC)
Narrative:
Disintegrated in midair and crashed in the Khasi hills.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The port wing failed in the air due to an upload as a result of being subjected to loads greater than those for which it was designed."

Sources:

Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)

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