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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Sunday 17 October 1965
Time:07:28 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-AUQ
MSN: 19431
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:37 km (23.1 mls) N of Mohanbari (   India)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Mohanbari Airport (MOH/VEMN), India
Destination airport:?
Crashed while dropping supplies.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft crashed as a result of complete loss of control experienced by the pilot, after a sleeping bag, ejected as part of an air drop consignment, got lodged and ballooned over the port tail plane."

Loss of control

» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1965 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB
» ICAO Circular 88/74 Volume II (36-41)


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