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Date:vendredi 30 décembre 1949
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Compagnie:Bharat Airways
Immatriculation: VT-CYK
Numéro de série: 3089
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Victimes au sol:victimes: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Comilla (   Bangladesh)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), Inde
Aéroport de destination:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Inde
Détails:
Burnt out after a forced landing. The Pakistan government reported that seven villagers were killed on the ground in the accident. The surviving pilot said that many villagers gathered around the plane and were killed and injured when it caught fire and fuel tanks exploded.
Contemporary newspaper reports suggest that the cargo of jute had caught fire, necessitating a forced landing.

The 27-year old radio-operator died of injuries in a hospital in London, UK, 19 April 1950. He was badly burnt in the accident.
Authorities did not list this as a fatality because per ICAO Annex 13, because "for statistical uniformity only, an injury resulting in death within thirty days of the date of the accident is classified as a fatal injury".

Sources:
» The Indian Express 15 February 1950, p1
» The Indian Express 24 April 1950, p5
» The Age - Feb 21, 1950


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Agartala-Singerbhil Airport et Calcutta Airport est de 315 km (197 miles).

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