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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 15 mai 1958
Heure:20:18
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-7
Compagnie:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Immatriculation: AP-AEH
Numéro de série: 52
Année de Fabrication: 1948
Heures de vol:12668
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 17 / à bord: 32
Total:victimes: 21 / à bord: 38
Victimes au sol:victimes: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   Inde)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Inde
Aéroport de destination:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Numéro de vol:PK205
Détails:
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."

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


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Delhi-Palam Airport et Karachi International Airport est de 1061 km (663 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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