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Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Datum:Montag 3 Juni 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3 Hiper
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-AUL
Werknummer: 20265
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-D5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 29 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sarna (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ/VIAR), Indien
Flug nach:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The Hiper DC-3 took off from Amritsar at 11:15 for a flight to Srinagar. Last radio contact with the flight was at 11:23 when the crew reported 25 miles from Amritsar. Nothing more was heard from the flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by structural failure of the aircraft in the air following overstressing as a result of loss of control. The loss of control was caused by improper rigging of the rudder bungee system which helps to prevent the marked tendency of the rudder of the Hiper Dakota to reverse or lock under conditions of yawed turn and/or encountering a severe side gust. It is equally likely that mal-functioning or improper operation of the autopilot may have initiated a yaw and accentuated the tendency of the rudder to lock."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (173-178)


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Distance from Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport to Srinagar Airport as the crow flies is 252 km (157 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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