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Accident
Last updated: 3 December 2016
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 20 Dezember 1973
Zeit:01:03
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-330B
Fluggesellschaft:Lufthansa
Kennzeichen: D-ABOT
Werknummer: 18463/363
Baujahr: 1964
Betriebsstunden:41731
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 98
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 109
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1 km (0.6 Meilen) von Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flug nach:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft undershot the Delhi runway and collided with the Middle Marker building.

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.

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» FUS Bericht 2X002-0/73


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 2905 km (1815 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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