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Last updated: 6 October 2015
Datum:zondag 24 juli 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-228B (SCD)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: N4506H
Constructienummer: 22794/558
Bouwjaar: 1982-03-17 (6 years 4 months)
Motoren: 4 General Electric CF6-50E2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 260
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 275
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
A Boeing 747-228B (SCD), operating Air France flight 187 to Paris, suffered a takeoff accident at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India.
The copilot was pilot flying. During takeoff the aircraft attained V1 (156 kts). Two and a half seconds later the No. 4 engine fire warning came on. The copilot rejected the takeoff at a speed of 172 kts.
The aircraft overran the runway, causing the main gear to collapse. There was no fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper decision of the handling pilot (co-pilot) to abort the take-off at a speed higher than V1 following fire warning coming on No. 4 engine due to crack in turbine mid frame outer casing. Lack of crew coordination was a contributory cause."

» NTSB/SIR-90/02 (5)
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1988 (DGAC India)


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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 Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport en Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bedraagt 6524 km (4078 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.
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