Vliegtuigongeval op 16 OCT 1973 met Boeing 707-327C OD-AFX - Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM)
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Datum:dinsdag 16 oktober 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-327C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA
Registratie: OD-AFX
Constructienummer: 19107/507
Bouwjaar: 1966
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bombay-Santacruz Airport en Beirut International Airport bedraagt 4013 km (2508 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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