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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 7 Mai 1990
Zeit:09:17
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-237B
Fluggesellschaft:Air-India
Kennzeichen: VT-EBO
Werknummer: 20558/188
Baujahr: 1972-04-14 (18 years )
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 20
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 195
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 215
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Flugnummer:AI132
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 747, named "Emperor Vikramaditya", touched down at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport after a flight from London-Heathrow. On application of reverse thrust, a failure of the no. 1 engine pylon to wing attachment caused this engine to tilt nose down. Hot exhaustion gasses caused a fire on the left wing. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused due to the migration of the improperly installed diagonal-brace aft fuse-pin of the No.1 engine from its fitting which substantially reduced the load carrying capability of the engine fittings resulting in failure of the upper-link forward fuse pin due to excessive loads on account of probably improper landing leading to a partial separation of engine and fire."

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB/SIR-94/02 (p. 16)
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1990 (DGAC India)


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Distance from London-Heathrow Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 6682 km (4176 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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