Narrative:The aircraft undershot the Delhi runway and collided with the Middle Marker building.
|Date:||Thursday 20 December 1973|
|C/n / msn:|| 18463/363|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Total airframe hrs:||41731|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 98|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1 km (0.6 mls) from Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) ( India)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand|
|Destination airport:||Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Deviation from the approved established procedure and failure to exercise adequate monitory control and supervision of the flight and to initiate a timely go-around action. Contributory factors were lack of adequate weather information and optical illusion created by a haze/fog layer upto ca. 200ft above ground level.
» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» FUS Bericht 2X002-0/73
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 2905 km (1815 miles).