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Date:Saturday 27 March 1948
Type:Vickers 604 Viking 1B
Operator:Indian National Airways
Registration: VT-CEL
MSN: 166
First flight: 1947-02-21 (1 year 1 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monte Cardo (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Destination airport:London (unknown airport), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Flew into the east side of Monte Cardo at an altitude of 2400 m. Visibility was poor at the time of the accident.
The aircraft had left New Delhi, India on March 24 on a charter flight to London, U.K. The aircraft departed Rome at 05:30 hours on March 27 on the last leg of the flight.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» The Indian Express - Mar 29, 1948


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