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Accident description
Last updated: 13 February 2016
Date:Sunday 24 September 1972
Type:Douglas DC-8-53
Operator:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registration: JA8013
C/n / msn: 45681/214
First flight: 1964
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 108
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 122
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bombay-Juhu Airport (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
A Douglas DC-8-53 passenger plane, registered JA8013, was damaged beyond repair in runway excursion accident at Bombay-Juhu Airport, India. There were no fatalities.
Japan Air Lines flight JL472 was an international service from Frankfurt (FRA), Germany to Tokyo, Japan with en route stops at Rome, Italy, Beirut (BEY), Lebanon, Tehran (THR), Iran, and Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM), India.
The crew were cleared for a visual approach and landing on runway 09 at Bombay's (now named Mumbai) Santacruz Airport. Instead of landing at Santacruz Airport, the airplane touched down on runway 08 of nearby Juhu Airport. The runway length at Juhu just 1143 m, which was insufficient for the airplane to stop.
The aircraft overran the runway and went through a ditch. A fire broke out.

Runway excursion



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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Bombay-Santacruz Airport as the crow flies is 2786 km (1741 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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