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Accident description
Last updated: 29 September 2016
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Date:Thursday 10 March 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3
Operator:Scottish Airlines
Registration: G-ANTP
C/n / msn: 501
First flight: 1955-06-25 (4 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Alvis Leonides 531
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH) (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Narrative:
The Twin Pioneer plane took off from Jorhat for an evaluation flight. Shortly after takeoff, at 30-40 feet height, the no. 1 engine ran down. The aircraft climbed to 100 feet and was then seen to yaw left and lose height. The plane crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is attributed to an attempt to climb the aircraft on single engine with full flaps and slats during the takeoff when its all-up weight was near its maximum limit. The aircraft lost its forward speed, stalled and crashed, as its climb performance is inadequate in such configuration and under the conditions it was operating."

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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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.
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