Date & Time: Jul 17, 1935 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-2
Operator:
Registration:
PH-AKM
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Batavia – Jodhpur – Bushehr - Baghdad – Amsterdam
MSN:
1359
YOM:
1935
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff run at Bushehr Airport, after traveling a distance of some 300 meters and running at a speed of 120 km/h, the aircraft christened 'Maraboe' hit an unevenness on the runway surface. The right main gear broke off and a fuel line was cut. The aircraft went out of control, swerved on runway and eventually came to rest in flames. All 11 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Poor runway surface caused a landing gear to fail on take off.