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.
|Date:||Thursday 12 June 1975|
|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|
Initial delay in shutting down the engines and an improper deployment of fire services caused the fire to spread.
» Civil aircraft accidents 1975 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Aviation News 27.06.1975
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 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 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.