Narrative:A fatigue failure of the no. 1 engine forced the crew of the DC-3 to continue on a single engine (no. 2). After a while the remaining engine lost power due to overheating. The aircraft crashed.
|Date:||Thursday 24 May 1962|
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 12848|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||48 km (30 mls) N of Rajshahi ( Bangladesh)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Failure of the pilot to take proper emergency action and indiscretion exercised following failure of port engine due to fatigue.
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.