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Date:lundi 15 septembre 1952
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Kalinga Airlines
Immatriculation: VT-CGB
Numéro de série: 9945
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:W of Wadi Halfa (   Soudan)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJD), Arabie Saoudite
Aéroport de destination:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yémen
Détails:
The Douglas C-47 had flown muslim pilgrims from Aden to Jeddah and was returning empty to Aden.
At night, it struck high ground some 10 miles east of Station Six on the Wadi Halfa to Atbara Railway.

While the destination Aden is south-southeast of Jeddah, the aircraft crashed southwest of Jeddah.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A navigational error on the part of the captain. This error was severely aggravated by the lack of proper radio aids from the destination airport, the unserviceability of the aircraft R/T equipment, and to a lesser degree the physical condition of the crew. The secondary cause was the aircraft coming into close proximity of high ground due to the captains uncertainty of his position."

Sources:
» The Straits Times 22 September 1952
» La Stampa 22 September 1952, p1


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Jeddah International Airport et Aden International Airport est de 1138 km (711 miles).

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