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Last updated: 18 September 2020
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 17 agosto 1966
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Gulf Aviation
Registración: G-AOFZ
Numéro de série: 9131
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Azaiba Airfield (   Omán)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Azaiba Airfield, Omán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The Douglas C-47 took off from runway 06, lost height and struck some trees before crashing some 565yds from the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of engine power due to the carburetor air intake shutters had been selected to 'Hot air' instead of 'Ram air'. On other C-47 aircraft operated by Gulf Air, the air intake control levers were positioned the other way around.



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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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