Accident Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3) VT-CFK, Wednesday 13 December 1950
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Date:Wednesday 13 December 1950
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-CFK
MSN: 26049/14604
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Kotagiri -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport (CJB/VOCB)
Narrative:
Navigation error; hit high ground in the Nilgiri Mountains.

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  • 29th worst accident in 1950
  • 221st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 111th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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