Accident Douglas C-47B-40-DK (DC-3) AP-ACZ,
ASN logo

Date:Saturday 25 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-40-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-ACZ
MSN: 33561/16813
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Lash Golath Mt. -   Pakistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gilgit Airport (GIL/OPGT)
Destination airport:Islamabad International Airport (ISB/OPRN)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After arriving at Gilgit at 10:14 the captain chose not to carry passengers on the flight back to Islamabad-Chaklala Airport due to very bad weather conditions. The DC-3 took off at 14:00 and climbed to an altitude of 10000 feet. Very bad weather conditions (rain, sleet and a thunderstorm) were encountered as the aircraft entered the are of a gorge flanked by mountains rising up to 16720 feet. Two circuits were flown near the village of Jalkot until it struck the peak of the Lash Golath Mountain at 14-15000 feet.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error while he was attempting a flight beyond his ability or experience."


ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (60)

Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314