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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 11 March 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-AUU
C/n / msn: 13687
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Rourkela Airport (RRK) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rourkela Airport (RRK/VERK), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Sustained substantial damage when the airplane swung on takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the failure of the pilot to effectively control a swing, which developed during the
take-off run."

Sources:
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1967 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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