ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) VT-ATZ Ambari Falakata Airport
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Date:Monday 31 July 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Registration: VT-ATZ
MSN: 13689
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Ambari Falakata Airport (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ambari Falakata Airport, India
Destination airport:?
The C-47 operated on a non-scheduled passenger/cargo flight from Ambari Falakata Airport, India. During take off from a runway of 31 feet width, the aircraft swerved to the left due to cross-wind. The corrective action taken by the co-pilot effecting the takeoff resulted in aircraft swerving to the right. It went over kucha slushy side-strip and got bogged. The propeller and pitot tube were damaged. The four crew and the five passengers on board escaped unhurt.

» Civil aircraft accidents 1972 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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