Accident description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 13 March 1957
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CFB
C/n / msn: 13626
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kingsway Camp (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Narrative:
The DC-3 took off from Safdarjung at 08:32 for a local training flight. This was the 1st flight in a series of 8 to train a captain as a flight instructor. During one of a series of manoeuvres, an approach to stall, the aircraft entered a spin. Partial recovery was made, but the plane was already too close to the ground and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to loss of control of the aircraft as a result of a spin, inadvertently entered into at a height too low for recovery."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (9-11)


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Distance from Delhi-Safdarjung Airport to Delhi-Safdarjung Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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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