1947 Korangi Creek crash
An Air India DC-3, similar to the one involved in the crash
|Date||27 December 1947|
|Site||Korangi Creek. Pakistan|
|Aircraft type||Douglas DC-3|
|Flight origin||Karachi International Airport, Pakistan|
|Destination||Bombay Santacruz Airport, India|
The Korangi Creek crash took place when an Air India flight from Karachi to Bombay crashed shortly after takeoff. All 19 passengers and 4 crew members were killed. Poor visibility and malfunctioning instrument in the cockpit led the pilots to lose control. The Douglas DC-3 aircraft was damaged beyond repair. This was the first airline fatality in Pakistan after its independence in 1947.
- "VT-AUG accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
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