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Last updated: 21 March 2018
Datum:dinsdag 22 juni 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B704 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-437
Registratie: VT-DJJ
Constructienummer: 17723/100
Bouwjaar: 1960
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 101
Totaal:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 111
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), MaleisiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Air-India flight 403, a Boeing 707-400, operated on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bombay, India.
The aircraft touched down heavily on runway 27. After first impact, the aircraft bounced and the wheel well fire warning came on. The captain opened power and initiated a go around. The aircraft rolled for some distance along the right edge of the runway and got airborne. The speed decreased and the stick shaker came on. The aircraft impacted the kutcha ground near end of runway 27 and started disintegrating.
Two cabin crew members and 15 passengers on board were fatally injured and 6 crew members and 19 passengers got serious injuries. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:

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)

» Accidents summary 1982 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kuala Lumpur International Airport en Bombay-Santacruz Airport bedraagt 3607 km (2254 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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