Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 7 December 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Jamair
Registration: VT-AZV
C/n / msn: 13253
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Amritsar (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ/VIAR), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Amritsar, both engines failed as a result of fuel starvation caused by the improper selection of an auxiliary tank which contained residual fuel only.


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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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