Unfallbericht:The DC-3 descended until it collided with a Karo Jabal Mountain, at an elevation of about 1185 feet msl.
|Datum:||12 DEZ 1949|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Douglas C-53 (DC-3)|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Lahore Airport (LHE/OPLA), Pakistan|
|Flug nach:||Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of navigation on the part of the pilot in that the aircraft was not as near to Karachi Airport as he reported it to be in his last "position report", which, had it been correct, would have placed the aircraft past the last range of hills. It is apparent, however, that the pilot continued to descend further after having reported last at 2500ft at 21.47PST in contravention of the 'standard letdown procedure at Karachi Airport' which he was practicing."
On December 14, 1949, under instructions from the Ministry of Defence, Pakair suspended all their services for an indefinite period of time.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lahore Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 1015 km (634 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.