Runway excursion Accident Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3) VR-AAA, Friday 26 March 1965
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Date:Friday 26 March 1965
Time:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aden Airways
Registration: VR-AAA
MSN: 25586/14141
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Hadibo -   Yemen
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Riyan Airport (RIY/ODAR)
Destination airport:Hadibo
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
On landing the aircraft did not decelerate as expected. To avoid overrunning the runway into the sea, the pilot groundlooped the plane to the left. The right undercarriage collapsed as a result.

OPINION: "The accident resulted from lack of knowledge of aerodrome runway characteristics on the part of the captain combined with a down-wind component which was difficult to determine without adequate wind indication on the ground."

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