ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) EP-AGZ Ahwaz Airport (AWZ)
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Date:Monday 13 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Taxi Co.
Registration: EP-AGZ
MSN: 26868/15423
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ahwaz Airport (AWZ) (   Iran)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ahwaz Airport (AWZ/OIAW), Iran
Destination airport:?
After a takeoff run (runway 12) of 450 m, the DC-3 became airborne and stalled. The left wing hit the ground, causing the aircraft to slide off the runway. Both engine caught fire but could be extinguished.
CAUSE: 'Carelessness of the pilot and the failure to completely check the equipment before takeoff.

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