Airplane Crash - Near Calcutta, India 04/30/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Calcutta, India


Date04/30/1954
Time09:18
LocationNear Calcutta, India
OperatorDarbhanga Aviation
TypeDouglas C-47A-30-DK
RegistrationVT-DEM
Cn/In13792
Aboard11
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft tried to return to the airport after the No. 1 engine failed on takeoff but was unable to maintain airspeed, stalled and crashed into a tree. Delay in feathering the No. 1 engine after failure. Improper emergency procedural errors by the pilot.

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