1947 Korangi Creek crash

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1947 Korangi Creek crash
Air India DC 3 at Heathrow.jpg
An Air India DC-3, similar to the one involved in the crash
Accident summary
Date 27 December 1947
Site Korangi Creek. Pakistan
Passengers 19
Crew 4
Fatalities 23 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Douglas DC-3
Operator Air India
Registration VT-AUG
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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "VT-AUG accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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