Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 June 1982
Type:Boeing 707-437
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-DJJ
C/n / msn: 17723/100
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 99
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 111
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Flightnumber: 403
Narrative:
The crew initiated a go-around after a heavy landing on runway 27 and a subsequent bounce, accompanied with a wheel well fire warning. The Boeing lifted off, but descended onto kutcha ground and broke up.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Deliberate reduction of engine power by the pilot 12 seconds prior to first impact due to altitude unawareness resulting in a high rate of descent, very heavy landing and the undershooting of the aircraft by 1300 feet" (Indian Court of Inquiry)

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Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Bombay-Santacruz Airport as the crow flies is 3607 km (2254 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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