Narrative: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.
» Civil aircraft accidents 1972 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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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.