Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 1 August 1948
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian XPP
Operator:Onzeair
Registration: AP-ACM
C/n / msn: 37031
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Karachi-Mauripur RAF Station (   Pakistan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Islamabad-Chaklala AB (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan
Destination airport:Karachi-Mauripur RAF Station (OPMR), Pakistan
Narrative:
The Lancastrian aircraft flew military stores to Karachi and arrived overhead at 09:40. After having been signalled to land on runway 22, an approach was flown. At a height of about 300 feet the aircraft appeared to hover before entering an almost vertical climb. It fell away to the left and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of judgement on the part of the pilot in allowing the aircraft to stall whilst coming in to land. The contributory causes were probably: a) overload; b) badly loaded with CofG too far aft; c) movement of load due to it not being secured."

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Distance from Islamabad-Chaklala AB to Karachi-Mauripur RAF Station as the crow flies is 1131 km (707 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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