Accident
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 15 mei 1958
Tijd:20:18
Type:Convair CV-240-7
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registratie: AP-AEH
Constructienummer: 52
Bouwjaar: 1948
Aantal vlieguren:12668
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 32
Totaal:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 38
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India) show on map
Fase: InitiŰle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Vluchtnummer: 205
Beschrijving:
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: "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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Delhi-Palam Airport en Karachi International Airport bedraagt 1061 km (663 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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