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Last updated: 28 January 2022
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Date:lundi 3 août 1953
Heure:22:37 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Orient Airways
Immatriculation: AP-AAD
Numéro de série: 9143
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 21
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 25
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Sharjah Airport (SHJ) (   Emirats Arabes Unis)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), Emirats Arabes Unis
Aéroport de destination:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
Détails:
The DC-3 operated on a hadj flight, carrying pilgrims from Karachi to Jeddah via Sharjah and Bahrain. The leg to Bahrain was to be flown by the first officer from the left-hand seat. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft entered a steep descending turn. The captain took over control but could not recover the aircraft. The DC-3 struck the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident resulted from loss of control of the aircraft by the first officer shortly after taking off on a dark night when instrument flying was necessary. This loss of control was due to the inability of the first officer to fly on instruments. The responsibility for the accident is attributed to the captain for failing to supervise the piloting of the aircraft by the first officer."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (170)


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Plan
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 Sharjah Airport et Bahrain International Airport est de 497 km (311 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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