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.
|Date:||Tuesday 22 June 1982|
|C/n / msn:|| 17723/100|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls Royce 508 Conway|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 99|
|Total:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 111 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (India)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia|
|Destination airport:||Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India|
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)
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 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.