- Category: The Last Quarter: 1972-99
- Last Updated: Monday, 11 January 2021 05:36
- Written by Air Cmde Arun Karandikar VM,VSM
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The C-47 is a reliable work-horse that served for nearly four decades in the Indian Air Force's service. Over 200 examples served in the IAF across the length and breadth of the country. It saw its fair share of accidents and contributed to quite a few anxious moments - in this case, when an engine failed right after take off - as narrated by then Flt Lt (later Air Cmde) Arun Karandikar, serving with 43 Squadron at Jorhat.