Accident Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3) VT-AYH, Wednesday 2 May 1973
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Date:Wednesday 2 May 1973
Time:16:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-AYH
MSN: 19072
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Bhavnagar Airport (BHU) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bhavnagar Airport (BHU/VABV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot attempted 'static' take-off in strong cross-wind conditions. The aircraft nosed down when the pilot opened power with brakes on without holding back the control stick. This resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft. None of the four crew members on board received any injury.

Sources:

Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD

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