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Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Saturday 5 December 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Registration: VT-CZC
C/n / msn: 12103
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Destination airport:?
The no. 2 engine failed on takeoff due to fuel starvation. A right turn was made after lifting off, but the pilot lost control and the aircraft crashed.

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