Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 15 July 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-AUS
C/n / msn: 20289
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Lahore (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ/VIAR), India
Narrative:
The aircraft was en route to Amritsar when it was attacked by a vulture. The bird smashed through the wind screen, killing the co-pilot.

Sources:
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)


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Distance from Kabul Airport to Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport as the crow flies is 605 km (378 miles).

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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