Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 7 March 1999
Time:08:22
Type:Antonov 32
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: K2673
C/n / msn: 0108 ?
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) W of Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gwalior Airport (GWL/VIGR), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Narrative:
The aircraft was on approach to New Delhi runway 10 when it crashed into a concrete water tank. The tank was located in the Pappankalan Delhi suburb, located 1,5 miles short of the runway.
Weather at the time of the accident was: temperature 10-14deg C, calm winds and sudden severe fog.


Sources:
» Air Crash Rescue News
» Scramble 239


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Distance from Gwalior Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 274 km (171 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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