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Fecha:jueves 24 mayo 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Darbhanga Aviation
Registración: VT-AYG
Numéro de série: 12848
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2 km (1.3 milles) N of Talenda, Rajshahi (   Bangladesh)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
A fatigue failure of the no. 1 engine forced the crew of the DC-3 to continue on a single engine (no. 2). After a while the remaining engine lost power due to overheating. The aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: 1. Failure of the pilot to take proper emergency action and indiscretion exercised following failure of port engine due to fatigue. 2. Loss of power due to overheating and malfunctioning of the starboard engine and blowing off in air of its three cylinder heads during prolonged single engine flight with aircraft fully loaded.

Fuentes:
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1962 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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