Date: December 12, 1953
Time: 0325
Location: Nagpur, India
Operator: Indian Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: New Delhi - Nagpur - Madras
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: VT-CHF
cn / ln: 11810
Aboard: 14   (passengers:10  crew:4)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:10  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off , the 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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