Airplane Crash - Nagpur, India 12/12/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Nagpur, India


Date12/12/1953
LocationNagpur, India
OperatorIndian Airlines
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationVT-CHF
Cn/In11810
Aboard14
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft experienced loss of control in too steep a turn. Loss of critical height during a steep left hand turn, with the landing gear down, executed by the pilot at an unsafe altitude in an attempt to return to the aerodrome, after experiencing a temporary loss of power of the left engine soon after becoming airborne. A false right engine fire warning precipitated the attempt at a forced landing.

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