Accident
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 7 mei 1990
Tijd:09:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-237B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air-India
Registratie: VT-EBO
Constructienummer: 20558/188
Bouwjaar: 1972-04-14 (18 years )
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 195
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 215
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India) show on map
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Vluchtnummer: 132
Beschrijving:
The Boeing 747, named "Emperor Vikramaditya", touched down at Delhi after a flight from London. 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."

Bronnen:
» NTSB/SIR-94/02 (p. 16)


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Kaart
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 London-Heathrow Airport en Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport bedraagt 6682 km (4176 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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