Accident
Last updated: 31 July 2014
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Datum:Samstag 27 Dezember 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-48C-DO (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Air-India
Kennzeichen: VT-AUG
Werknummer: 4175
Baujahr: 1941
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Korangi Creek (   Pakistan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Flug nach:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 lost control after takeoff and struck the ground in a 30deg angle whilst in a violent sideslip to the right.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain losing control in conditions of bad visibility resulting in the aircraft flying into the ground. The loss of control was most likely caused by inadequate illumination of the flying instruments due to faults in the lighting system. The captain was seriously at fault in deciding to takeoff for a night flight in bad visibility after his instrument panel lighting had proved unserviceable, and before a thorough check be made."

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Distance from Karachi International Airport to Bombay-Santacruz Airport as the crow flies is 869 km (543 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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