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Accident description
Last updated: 2 April 2015
Date:Saturday 23 January 1971
Type:Boeing 707-437
Registration: VT-DJI
C/n / msn: 17722/94
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mumbai (Bombay) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Boeing, named "Nandi Devi", ran off the side of the runway while performing a 3-engined take-off (engine no. 4 out). The no. 3 and no. 4 engines struck a mound of 9 feet high, 188 feet from the runway and were torn off. The aircraft caught fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of control due to the pilot not following correct procedures for a 3-engine take-off.



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