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Last updated: 24 October 2016
Datum:Donnerstag 15 März 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EAU
Werknummer: 541
Baujahr: 1972
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD/VOHY), Indien
Flug nach:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD/VOHY), Indien
The no. 2 engine was feathered after takeoff for a single-engine bad weather circuit training. While turning right at the end of the downwind leg, the right wingtip struck high tension wires and a tree. The aircraft then impacted a house and caught fire.

The cause of the accident was attributed to several errors committed by the instructor and the trainee pilots during the flight due to the consumption of alcohol by them before the flight which affected their concentration and impaired their judgement and skill.

» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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