- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 11, 1955
Time: 17:30
Location: Off Great Natuna Island, Sarawak
Operator: Air India
Flight #: ?
Route: Hong Kong - Jakarta
AC Type: Lockheed 749A Constellation
Registration: VT-DEP
cn / ln: 2666
Aboard: 19   (passengers:11  crew:8)
Fatalities: 19   (passengers:11  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: An explosion occurred at 18,000 feet while over the China Sea. A resulting fire which started on the starboard wing soon spread and eventually led to total hydraulic and electrical failure. Smoke filled the cockpit and the plane crashed. An act of political terrorism. An aircraft worker placed an incendiary device in the starboard wheel wella by an airport worker. The plane was named "Kashmir Princess."
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