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Datum:vrijdag 26 november 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pakistan Airways
Registratie: AP-ACE
Constructienummer: 12775
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Vehari (   Pakistan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lahore Airport (LHE/OPLA), Pakistan
Beschrijving:
Takeoff at Karachi was at 08:15. AP-ACE then climbed to 7000 feet, heading for Lahore. Last radio contact was at 11:03. A little later the aircraft was seen descending near Vehari, trailing smoke. The DC-3 disintegrated and crashed in flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The omission of a sealing washer on the carburetor fuel filter of the port engine resulting in fuel leaking on to the ignition systems, culminating in a severe oil fire which finally involved the main port fuel tanks. Secondary causes were a generally low standard of maintenance due to lack of tools, spares, adequate lighting, hurried workmanship, and inexperience in lower staff grades. The crew carried out their duty in a disciplined manner and if disintegration had been delayed for a short while longer an emergency landing could have been made."



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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Karachi International Airport en Lahore Airport bedraagt 1015 km (635 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2691e ongeval
  • 900e dodelijk ongeval
  • 80e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 203e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Pakistan
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 18e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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