Accident
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 10 Januar 1992
Zeit:22:57
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2Y5
Fluggesellschaft:Air Lanka
Kennzeichen: 4R-ULL
Werknummer: 20195/205
Baujahr: 1969-09-09 (22 years 4 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 104
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 116
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Madras Airport (MAA) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Flug nach:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), Indien
Flugnummer: 121
Unfallbericht:
During landing on runway 07 at Madras airport, the right landing gear attachment failed and right engine contacting runway surface immediately on touch down. The aircraft started swerving towards the right of runway center line. The aircraft finally came to stop with its nose wheel and failed right main landing gear entering the grassy side strip soon after crossing the Delta taxiway. The fire emanating from the right engine was extinguished and the crew and passengers evacuated the aircraft through the left side exit doors by means of the slide chutes.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred as a result of failure of the right hand main landing gear beam during the landing due to pre-existing stress corrosion cracks and pits at its inboard lug hole and higher than normal landing loads contributed to its failure".

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1992 (DGAC India)


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Distance from Colombo-Katunayake International Airport to Madras Airport as the crow flies is 644 km (403 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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