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Datum:vrijdag 30 december 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Bharat Airways
Registratie: VT-CYK
Constructienummer: 3089
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Comilla (   Bangladesh)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Beschrijving:
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".

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Agartala-Singerbhil Airport en Calcutta Airport bedraagt 315 km (197 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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