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Last updated: 26 July 2016
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Date:Thursday 12 June 1975
Time:02:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-128
Operator:Air France
Registration: N28888
C/n / msn: 20542/201
First flight: 1972-10-30 (2 years 8 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 376
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 394
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Flightnumber:AF193
Narrative:
During a 180 degree turn at the beginning of runway 27 the No.11 tire (on the right hand main gear) failed. During takeoff the no.12 tire also failed. Wheels and braking assembly then started rubbing the runway, causing a fire. The takeoff was aborted.
Initial delay in shutting down the engines and an improper deployment of fire services caused the fire to spread.


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Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1975 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Aviation News 27.06.1975


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Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 2789 km (1743 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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