ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-2-115E PH-AKM Bushehr (Bushire) Airport
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Date:Wednesday 17 July 1935
Time:12:30 GMT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115E
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-AKM
MSN: 1359/F19
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bushehr (Bushire) Airport (   Iran)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bushehr Airport (BUZ/OIBB), Iran
Destination airport:Baghdad Airport, Iraq
The DC-2 named "Maraboe" suffered a takeoff accident when the starboard main gear broke due to runway unevenness. The four crew and eight passengers escaped unhurt. The aircraft caught fire and burned out.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Batavia (now Jakarta) to Amsterdam with en route stops at a.o. Jodhpur, Bushire and Baghdad.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap



photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKM
accident date: 17-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKM

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 Bushehr Airport to Baghdad Airport as the crow flies is 780 km (487 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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