Airplane Crash - Korangi Creek, India 12/27/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Korangi Creek, India


Date12/27/1947
LocationKorangi Creek, India
OperatorAir India
RouteKarachi - Bombay
TypeDouglas DC-3 (C-47)
RegistrationVT-AUG
Cn/In4175
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft lost control and crashed just after taking off. The captain losing control in conditions of poor visibility, resulted in the aircraft flying into the ground. The loss of control was most likely caused by inadequate illumination of the flying instruments due to faults in the lighting system. Decision to take off in poor weather conditions and faulty lighting system.

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