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Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Thursday 24 May 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Darbhanga Aviation
Registration: VT-AYG
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)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
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.

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


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