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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 8 Februar 1985
Zeit:12:31
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EDS
Werknummer: 21164/435
Baujahr: 1975-10-06 (9 years 4 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 109
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 116
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Flugnummer:IC248
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 737-2A8 sustained substantial damage when it landed with undercarriage not fully down and locked. Fuel lines ruptured causing a fire in the engines. The fire was extinguished quickly and fourteen persons sustained minor injuries during the evacuation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Aircraft landing with landing gears not fully down and locked on account of negligent and careless flying by the commander disregarding the laid down operating procedures.
Failure of the co-pilot to alert the commander about the landing gears not being down was the contributory factor."

Informationsquelle:
» Accident summary for the year 1985 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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