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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:zondag 1 augustus 1948
Tijd:ca 09:00
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian XPP
Registratie: AP-ACM
Constructienummer: 37031
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Karachi-Mauripur RAF Station (   Pakistan)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Islamabad-Chaklala Air Base (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi-Mauripur RAF Station (OPMR), Pakistan
The Lancastrian aircraft flew military stores to Karachi and arrived overhead at 09:40. After having been signalled to land on runway 22, an approach was flown. At a height of about 300 feet the aircraft appeared to hover before entering an almost vertical climb. It fell away to the left and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of judgement on the part of the pilot in allowing the aircraft to stall whilst coming in to land. The contributory causes were probably: a) overload; b) badly loaded with CofG too far aft; c) movement of load due to it not being secured."

» The Indian Express 2 August 1948, p1


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Islamabad-Chaklala Air Base en Karachi-Mauripur RAF Station bedraagt 1131 km (707 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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