Narrative:The DC-3 swung to the left just before lifting off. The plane became airborne and struck the ground left of the runway. The DC-3 had been overloaded and the centre-of-gravity was too far aft. The takeoff was performed under downwind/crosswind conditions.
|Date:||Tuesday 18 February 1969|
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 12477|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI) ( India)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI/VIJP), India|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.