Descripción del Accidente ASN 16 OCT 1973 Boeing 707-327C OD-AFX - Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM)
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Fecha:martes 16 octubre 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-327C
Operador:Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA
Registración: OD-AFX
Numéro de série: 19107/507
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
The aircraft was operating a cargo flight from Bombay to Beirut. While taking off from Bombay Airport the port main landing gears hit the blast fence and the boundary wall located at the end of the runway. The late takeoff of the aircraft was due to the aircraft having been overloaded beyond the maximum authorised all-up-weight under the prevailing weather conditions and incorrect trim setting due to wrong calculation of the Mean Aerodynamic Chord.
All the persons on board escaped unhurt but the aircraft was substantially damaged. However, the starboard main wheel tyres after getting detached hit a passenger bus on the road adjacent to the boundary wall, damaging the bus and injuring two persons travelling in it.

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


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Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 4013 km (2508 miles).

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