Airplane Crash - Near Bombay, India 07/12/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Bombay, India


Date07/12/1949
Time03:50
LocationNear Bombay, India
OperatorKLM Royal Dutch Airlines
RouteDelhi - Bombay
TypeLockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation
RegistrationPH-TDF
Cn/In2558
Aboard45
Fatalities45
Ground0
SummaryWhile circling in a blinding monsoon rainstorm, the aircraft crashed into 674 ft. high Ghatkopar hill, 3 miles ENE of the airport. Crew error. Pilots decision to land in weather below prescribed minimums in an area he was not familiar with.

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