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Date:Friday 26 March 1971
Time:20:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Jamair
Registration: VT-ATT
MSN: 20363
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hashimara (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gauhati-Borjhar Airport (GAU/VEGT), India
Destination airport:Bagdogra Airport (IXB/VEBD), India
Narrative:
The DC-3 strayed off course on a flight from Guwahati to Calcutta via Bagdogra and collided with a hill. The wreckage was located 6 days later.

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Distance from Gauhati-Borjhar Airport to Bagdogra Airport as the crow flies is 329 km (205 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 4042nd loss
  • 1599th fatal accident
  • 326th worst accident (at the time)
  • 361st worst accident (currently)
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