Narrative:The Dakota took off from runway 06, lost height and struck some trees before crashing some 565yds from the end of the runway.
|Date:||17 AUG 1966|
|C/n / msn:|| 9131|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Azaiba Airfield (Oman)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Azaiba Airfield, Oman|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of engine power due to the carburetor air intake shutters had been selected to 'Hot air' instead of 'Ram air'. On other C-47 aircraft operated by Gulf Air, the air intake control levers were positioned the other way around.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.