Narrative:Stalled and undershot the runway at Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU).
|Date:||Thursday 2 April 1964|
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 13570|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) ( India)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is attributed to the pilot's action in simulating failure of the starboard engine during the final approach
by feathering the propeller, without the prior knowledge of the co-pilot, who was handling the aircraft. The co-pilot was unable to control the aircraft which stalled and crashed.
The captain was not authorised to check the capability of the co-pilot."
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1964 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB