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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Datum:dinsdag 19 februari 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Deccan Airways
Registratie: VT-AXE
Constructienummer: 19160
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG) (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP), India
The DC-3 was low on the approach to Nagpur runway 27. The aircraft suddenly banked to the left, struck trees and crashed 2000 feet short of the runway threshold.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to errors of judgement by the pilot when attempting landing during night. He misjudged the approach, undershot and hit the top branches of a tree. The setting of the pilot's altimeter to QNH, rather than the customary QFE during the final approach was a contributory factor."


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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 Madras Airport en Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport bedraagt 903 km (565 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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