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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Thursday 2 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Kalinga Airlines
Registration: VT-COU
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)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Stalled and undershot the runway at Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU).

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


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