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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 5 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-CML
C/n / msn: 19868
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Pune-Lohegaon Airport (PNQ) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pune-Lohegaon Airport (PNQ/VAPO), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft sustained substantial damage when it swung off the runway during takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the inability of the pilot to control a vicious swing which developed while taking-off in strong down wind conditions."



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