Accident description
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 26 October 1999
Time:19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-ESL
C/n / msn: 499
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 IAE V2500-A1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Calcutta-Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Flightnumber: 727
Narrative:
Landed hard during a rainstorm and veered off the runway, causing the nose gear to collapse; windshear suspected. The airplane was finally repaired in August 2000.

Sources:
» Calcutta Online


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Distance from Calcutta-Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport as the crow flies is 1021 km (638 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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