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Accident description
Last updated: 27 March 2015
Date:Monday 1 July 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-AJS
C/n / msn: 12501
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Charlakhi Island (   Bangladesh)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chittagong-Patenga Airport (CGP/VGEG), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Dhaka Airport, Bangladesh
The DC-3 crashed on tidal flats in the Bay of Bengal.



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