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Accident description
Last updated: 25 September 2016
Status:Final
Date:Friday 19 May 1978
Time:12:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
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:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Narrative:
Struck the ground in a steep left wing nose-down attitude in the courtyard of a house. There was no fire.

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."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Accident Summary 1978 / Civil Aviation Department


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