Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) VT-CJD, Wednesday 5 April 1950
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Date:Wednesday 5 April 1950
Time:04:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Deccan Airways
Registration: VT-CJD
MSN: 12826
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3,5 km S of Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC)
Destination airport:Assam
Narrative:
One engine failed soon after takeoff from Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport. The crew was not able to return to the airfield and the airplane crash-landed in a paddy at Hatiara, just south of the airport. A contributory cause was the overloading of the aircraft.

Sources:

The Indian Express - Apr 6, 1950

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