Accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) VT-AUN, Wednesday 30 April 1952
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Date:Wednesday 30 April 1952
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Deccan Airways
Registration: VT-AUN
MSN: 13405
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport -   India
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM)
Destination airport:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD)
Narrative:
Crashed following engine failure.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "On account of the inclined attitude of the plane at the critical period during a steep turn of some duration, the port engine very likely became starved of fuel, as it was being fed from the port main tank which unlike the starboard which had more than adequate supply, at the time contained only about 18 gallons of petrol, a quantity inadequate to feed the engine in that position."

Sources:

Volkskrant 01.05.1952 (p.3)

Statistics

  • 75th worst accident in 1952
  • 608th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 353rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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