Last updated: 19 April 2014
Fecha:viernes 16 agosto 1991
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-EFL
Numéro de série: 21497/504
Año de Construcción: 1977-11-17 (13 years 9 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 63 / Ocupantes: 63
Total:Fatalidades: 69 / Ocupantes: 69
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) de Imphal Municipal Airport (IMF) (   India) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Calcutta-Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Imphal Municipal Airport (IMF/VEIM), India
Número de Vuelo: 257
Flight 257 departed Calcutta at 11:45 for a flight to Imphal. While positioning for a runway 04 ILS approach, the aircraft crashed into a hill.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred by reason of a grave error on the part of the Pilot-in-Command in not adhering to the operational flight plan and ILS let down chart and not realizing that his early descent to 10,000 feet and turning right for outbound leg without reporting overhead VOR would result in loss of time
reference and as such misplace him in the hilly terrain. The Pilot-in-Command's action may have been influenced by his extreme familiarity with the terrain".

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Distance from Calcutta-Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport to Imphal Municipal Airport as the crow flies is 599 km (374 miles).

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