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Last updated: 29 November 2015
Datum:Samstag 5 November 1977
Zeit:ca 19:30
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew 124K
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Air Force - IAF
Kennzeichen: V643
Werknummer: 6351902?
Baujahr: 1966
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Flug nach:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), Indien
The Tupolev, carrying India's Prime Minister Morarji Desai, departed Palam AFB at 17:03 for Jorhat. The first approach was discontinued because the plane was not properly aligned with the runway. During the second attempt to land, the plane apparently descended too low and contacted trees. The plane subsequently crashed in a paddy field.

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Distance from Delhi-Palam Airport to Jorhat-Rowriah Airport as the crow flies is 1682 km (1051 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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