Date & Time: Oct 17, 1965 at 1258 LT
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
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The crew was engaged in a supply drop mission. While cruising at low height some 37 km north of Dibrugarh-Mohanbari Airport, Assam, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all eight occupants were killed.
The aircraft crashed as a result of complete loss of control experienced by the pilot, after a sleeping bag, ejected as part of an air drop consignment, got lodged and ballooned over the port tail plane.