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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:
Date:samedi 27 juillet 1963
Heure:20:20 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Compagnie:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Immatriculation: SU-ALD
Numéro de série: 6441
Année de Fabrication: 1960
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 55 / à bord: 55
Total:victimes: 63 / à bord: 63
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:10 km (6.3 milles) WNW de Bombay Airport (BOM) (   Inde)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thaïlande
Aéroport de destination:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), Inde
Numéro de vol: 869
Détails:
Flight 869 was a scheduled flight from Tokyo to Cairo via Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai (Bombay) and Bahrain. At 20:16 GMT, on the leg Bangkok-Mumbai (Bombay), the crew reported over the Santa Cruz VOR at 7000 feet. It was cleared to descend to 4000 feet over the VOR and was requested to report what type of approach would be carried out for landing on runway 09. The crew reported they would follow the ILS back beam procedure. Santa Cruz approach advised them however that the back beam of the ILS was not flyable but that it could home in on the 270 degree radial of the VOR. The crew agreed to do a VOR letdown for runway 09 and shortly thereafter reported leaving 7000 feet outbound over the sea on the 272 degree radial of the VOR. Santa Cruz radar advised the flight that if they would fly more than 6 or 7 miles west of the field, they would encounter very heavy turbulence. The flight then requested permission for a left-hand procedure turn instead of the normal right-hand turn, which was granted. During the turn in severe turbulence, at 6 miles WNW of the field, the plane lost control and crashed into the sea, 9nm of Madh Island.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The committee was faced with difficulties during the course of the investigation due to the fact that neither the exact location of the wreckage could be fixed no the wreckage salvaged. Moreover, the accident occurred suddenly with no airborne emergency reported and late at night over the sea in limited visibility. There were no eyewitnesses. However, in the presence of the facts available, it can be concluded that the accident was probably due to loss of control while turning in severe turbulence and heavy rain."



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport et Bombay-Santacruz Airport est de 2993 km (1870 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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