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:||2 km (1.3 mls) N of Talenda, Rajshahi ( Bangladesh)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: 1. Failure of the pilot to take proper emergency action and indiscretion exercised following failure of port engine due to fatigue. 2. Loss of power due to overheating and malfunctioning of the starboard engine and blowing off in air of its three cylinder heads during prolonged single engine flight with aircraft fully loaded.
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1962 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.