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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 29 enero 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operador:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registración: AP-ABC
Numéro de série: 6069
Año de Construcción: 1942
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Nagpur (   India)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
Descripción:
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."

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


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Distance from Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport to Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport as the crow flies is 1195 km (747 miles).

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