Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) 4W-ABR,
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Date:Thursday 13 December 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Yemen Airlines
Registration: 4W-ABR
MSN: 12823
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Taiz-Al Janad Airport (TAI) -   Yemen
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Taiz-Al Janad Airport (TAI/ODTZ)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Curing touchdown at Taiz airport the aircraft suddenly encountered a severe gust of wind which lifted the port wing. The wing dropped down and the port wheel sheared off, the starboard wheel tyre burst and the port propeller dragged on the runway causing extensive damage to the port engine and the nacelle.


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