- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 16, 1949
Time: ?
Location: Calcutta, India
Operator: Royal Indian Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Tempest
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 14
Summary: A group of 6 Tempest fighters of the RIAF were flying over Calcutta city. While swerving to avoid a flock of vultures one plane crashed into another. Both planes crashed into the city causing damage to buildings as well as deaths to many civilians. One pilot was killed and the other bailed out. At least 14 were killed on the ground and at least 20 injured.
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