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.
|Date:||13 MAR 1957|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kingsway Camp (India)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India|
|Destination airport:||Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India|
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."
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (9-11)
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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.