Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 19 May 1978
Time:12:12 IST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL
Operator:India Civil Aviation Department
Registration: VT-DEU
C/n / msn: 9952
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Badkhalsa (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck the ground in a steep left wing nose-down attitude in the courtyard of a house.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the left-hand engine fuel pump resulting in total loss of power from the left-hand engine at a very critical stage when the aircraft was indulging in low flying."

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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.
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