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Last updated: 25 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 29 Januar 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Kennzeichen: AP-ABC
Werknummer: 6069
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Nagpur (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
Flug nach:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), Indien
While on final approach to Nagpur (flying from Dhaka), a Slingsby T-21B glider (VT-GBZ) crossed the flight path of the DC-3. While trying to avoid a collision, the right wing of the DC-3 struck the glider. The glider crashed out of control. Both crew (instructor and trainee) were seriously injured; the trainee later died of his injuries.
The DC-3 landed safely with damage to its port wingtip.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Unauthorized launching and subsequent manoeuvering of the glider ahead of the powered aircraft when it was on its final approach to land."

» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1960 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport to Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport as the crow flies is 1195 km (747 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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