Vliegtuigongeval op 06 JUN 1984 met Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced VT-EGI - Calcutta Airport (CCU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:woensdag 6 juni 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-EGI
Constructienummer: 22285/798
Bouwjaar: 1981-09-04 (2 years 9 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 123
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 129
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
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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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 Madras Airport en Calcutta Airport bedraagt 1377 km (861 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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