Accident description
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 26 March 1965
Time:ca 08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aden Airways
Registration: VR-AAA
C/n / msn: 14141/25586
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hadibo (   Yemen)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riyan Airport (RIY/ODAR), Yemen
Destination airport:Hadibo, Yemen
Narrative:
On landing the aircraft did not decelerate as expected. To avoid overrunning the runway into the sea, the pilot groundlooped the plane to the left. The right undercarriage collapsed as a result.

OPINION: "The accident resulted from lack of knowledge of aerodrome runway characteristics on the part of the captain combined with a down-wind component which was difficult to determine without adequate wind indication on the ground."

Classification:
Runway excursion

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