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Last updated: 25 November 2015
Fecha:lunes 7 mayo 1990
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-237B
Registración: VT-EBO
Numéro de série: 20558/188
Año de Construcción: 1972-04-14 (18 years )
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 195
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 215
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Número de Vuelo: 132
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: "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."

» NTSB/SIR-94/02 (p. 16)


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

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