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Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Datum:woensdag 17 augustus 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gulf Aviation
Registratie: G-AOFZ
Constructienummer: 9131
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Azaiba Airfield (   Oman)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Azaiba Airfield, Oman
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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 Networkís 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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