Accident Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3) AP-ABC,
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Date:Friday 29 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-ABC
MSN: 6069
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:Nagpur -   India
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ)
Destination airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While on final approach to Nagpur (flying from Dhaka), a Slingsby T-21B glider (VT-GBZ) crossed the flight path of the DC-3. While trying to avoid a collision, the right wing of the DC-3 struck the glider. The glider crashed out of control. Both crew (instructor and trainee) were seriously injured; the trainee later died of his injuries.
The DC-3 landed safely with damage to its port wingtip.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Unauthorized launching and subsequent manoeuvering of the glider ahead of the powered aircraft when it was on its final approach to land."


Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1960 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB

History of this aircraft

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