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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 15 Juli 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-AUS
Werknummer: 20289
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Lahore (   Pakistan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Flug nach:Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ/VIAR), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft was en route to Amritsar when it was attacked by a vulture. The bird smashed through the wind screen, killing the co-pilot.

Informationsquelle:
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1962 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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Distance from Kabul Airport to Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport as the crow flies is 605 km (378 miles).

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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