Airplane Crash - Nagpur, India 02/19/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Nagpur, India


Date02/19/1952
Time02:23
LocationNagpur, India
OperatorDeccan Airways
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationVT-AXE
Cn/In19160
Aboard16
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryBanked left and struck trees 2,000 ft. short of the runway. Pilot error. The pilot misjudged the approach, undershot and hit the tops trees. A contributing factor was the setting of the pilot's altimeter to QNH, rather than the customary QFE during the final approach.

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