Flugunfall 01 MAY 1961 einer Douglas C-47 (DC-3) registration unknown - Rhimkhim
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Datum:Montag 1 Mai 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Air Force - IAF
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rhimkhim (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
The C-47 was engaged in a sortie to drop food supplies to an Army detachment on the north-eastern border of India. While nearing the dropping zone, the aircraft lost height very rapidly due to a down draught. The came down on the snow-covered portion of a hill. On impact, a fuel tank of the aircraft caught fire and a portion of the aircraft disintegrated.
At least four occupants survived the accident.

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