Accident
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 27 diciembre 1947
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-48C-DO (DC-3)
Operador:Air-India
Registración: VT-AUG
Numéro de série: 4175
Año de Construcción: 1941
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Total:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Korangi Creek (   Pakistán)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Descripción:
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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