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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 2 May 1973
Time:16:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-AYH
C/n / msn: 19072
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Bhavnagar Airport (BHU) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bhavnagar Airport (BHU/VABV), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot attempted 'static' take-off in strong cross-wind conditions. The aircraft nosed down when the pilot opened power with brakes on without holding back the control stick. This resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft. None of the four crew members on board received any injury.

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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