Loss of control Accident Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3) VT-DEU, Friday 19 May 1978
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Date:Friday 19 May 1978
Time:12:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:India Civil Aviation Department
Registration: VT-DEU
MSN: 9952
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Badkhalsa -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The aircraft struck the ground in a steep left wing nose-down attitude in the courtyard of a house. There was no fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the left-hand engine fuel pump resulting in total loss of power from the left-hand engine at a very critical stage when the aircraft was indulging in low flying."

Sources:

Accident Summary 1978 / Civil Aviation Department

Statistics

  • 49th worst accident in 1978
  • 672nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 650th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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