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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 15 mayo 1958
Hora:20:18
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-7
Operador:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registración: AP-AEH
Numéro de série: 52
Año de Construcción: 1948
Horas Totales de la Célula:12668
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 32
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 38
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistán
Número de Vuelo:PK205
Descripción:
The PIA Convair CV-240 aircraft had landed at Delhi-Palam at 19:02 hours following an uneventful flight from Karachi. It was prepared for the return flight and taxied to runway 27 for departure. It was a moonless night and the visibility was almost 3 km due to dust haze. Takeoff was away from the built up area so there were no visual reference points and there was nothing which could have given the pilot a natural horizon. Takeoff was commenced at 20:18. Shortly after becoming airborne the landing gear was raised. Then the airplane began to descend again. It struck the ground at a shallow nose-down angle with the port wing slightly low and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain did not properly observe and interpret his flight instruments and thus inadvertently permitted the aircraft to descend to the ground immediately after a night takeoff during which no visual reference was possible. A contributory factor may have been the slow reactions of the captain due to his state of health."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (135-138)


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Distance from Delhi-Palam Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 1061 km (663 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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