Narrative:Sahara India Airlines Boeing 737 VT-SIA was engaged in a training flight with an instructor and 3 trainee pilots. Five circuits and landings were completed uneventfully and during the sixth touch-and-go exercise, after the take off from runway 28, the aircraft made a left turn and crashed at the International Terminal Apron. The wreckage of aircraft hit an Aeroflot Ilyushin 86 aircraft parked on Bay No. 45 as a result of which it also caught fire. Two Aeroflot employees, a Russian ground engineer and an airport worker were killed on the ground.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred due to application of wrong rudder by trainee pilot during engine failure exercise. Capt. did not guard/block the rudder control and give clear commands as Instructor so as to obviate the application of wrong rudder control by the trainee pilot".
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1994 (DGAC India)
LN-NPB flew for Norwegian airline Busy Bee for 12 years before being sold to the U.S. in 1991. In October 1993, the airplane was sold to Sahara India.
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