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Date:Wednesday 13 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-CFK
MSN: 26049/14604
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kotagiri (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport (CJB/VOCB), India
Narrative:
Navigation error; hit high ground in the Nilgiri Mountains.



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Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport as the crow flies is 996 km (622 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2903rd loss
  • 1019th fatal accident
  • 100th worst accident (at the time)
  • 203rd worst accident (currently)
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 India
  • 7th worst accident (at the time)
  • 38th worst accident (currently)
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