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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 17 August 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Gulf Aviation
Registration: G-AOFZ
C/n / msn: 9131
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Azaiba Airfield (   Oman)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Azaiba Airfield, Oman
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 took off from runway 06, lost height and struck some trees before crashing some 565yds from the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of engine power due to the carburetor air intake shutters had been selected to 'Hot air' instead of 'Ram air'. On other C-47 aircraft operated by Gulf Air, the air intake control levers were positioned the other way around.



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