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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 21 December 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Ceylon
Registration: VP-CAT
MSN: 11927
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tiruchirappalli-Civil Airport (TRZ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jaffna-Kankesanturai Airport (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Tiruchirappalli-Civil Airport (TRZ/VOTR), India
Crashed on landing.
The 3 crew and one passenger were injured.

» Indian Express 22 December 1949
» Indian Express 23 December 1949


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jaffna-Kankesanturai Airport to Tiruchirappalli-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 183 km (114 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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