Flugunfall 06 JUN 1984 einer Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced VT-EGI - Calcutta Airport (CCU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 6 Juni 1984
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EGI
Werknummer: 22285/798
Baujahr: 1981-09-04 (2 years 9 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 123
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 129
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), Indien
Flug nach:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Indian Airlines flight 266 to Calcutta was forced to fly two holdings due to poor weather at Calcutta Airport.
During the ILS approach the captain reported runway in sight 90 seconds prior to touchdown and the aircraft was cleared to land. The controller cautioned that the runway was wet. After touchdown the aircraft rolled 1800 feet until it went off the left side of the runway. The aircraft entered kucha ground and the nose landing gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident has been attributed as:
The Commander could not maintain directional control of the aircraft during landing at night under cross-winds due loss of visual cues on account of heavy rain conditions encountered at the time of touch down.

» Accidents summary 1984 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Distance from Madras Airport to Calcutta Airport as the crow flies is 1377 km (861 miles).

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