Vliegtuigongeval op 12 DEC 1949 met Douglas C-53 (DC-3) AP-ADI - Jungshahi
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Datum:maandag 12 december 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Registratie: AP-ADI
Constructienummer: 4841
Bouwjaar: 1941
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 26 / inzittenden: 26
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Jungshahi (   Pakistan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lahore Airport (LHE/OPLA), Pakistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
The DC-3 descended until it collided with a Karo Jabal Mountain, at an elevation of about 1185 feet msl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of navigation on the part of the pilot in that the aircraft was not as near to Karachi Airport as he reported it to be in his last "position report", which, had it been correct, would have placed the aircraft past the last range of hills. It is apparent, however, that the pilot continued to descend further after having reported last at 2500ft at 21.47PST in contravention of the 'standard letdown procedure at Karachi Airport' which he was practicing."

On December 14, 1949, under instructions from the Ministry of Defence, Pakair suspended all their services for an indefinite period of time.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lahore Airport en Karachi International Airport bedraagt 1015 km (634 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2795e ongeval
  • 964e dodelijk ongeval
  • 25e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 90e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 11e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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