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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 29 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-ABC
C/n / msn: 6069
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Nagpur (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
Narrative:
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."

Classification:
Mid air collision
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» 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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