Accident
Last updated: 22 August 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 14 Juni 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas DC-8-53
Fluggesellschaft:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Kennzeichen: JA8012
Werknummer: 45680/213
Baujahr: 1964
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 72 / Insassen: 76
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 82 / Insassen: 87
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 20 km E of Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   Indien) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flug nach:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Flugnummer: 471
Unfallbericht:
The DC-8 took off from Bangkok at 11:21 UTC. Clearance for a straight-in ILS approach to Delhi runway 28 was given at 14:43 UTC. Shortly after reporting 23DME, the aircraft struck the banks of River Yamuna.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Japanese investigators claimed a false glide path signal to be responsible for the descent into terrain. Indian investigators say the accident was caused by a total disregard of laid down procedures by the crew and abandoning all instrument indications without properly ensuring sighting of the runway.

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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 2905 km (1815 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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