Narrative:A maintenance crew prepared the aircraft to taxi. After engine start up both engines went to flight idle because someone inadvertently pulled the flight idle circuit breaker. The A.300 jumped the chocks and headed for the Airport Repairs Cargo hangar. Since the engines were in flight idle braking and nosewheel steering did not work. The maintenance crew tried to reduce power on engine number and failing in that, increased power to 90% on the number 2 engine.
|Date:||08 MAR 2002|
|C/n / msn:|| 111|
|First flight:|| 1980-05-19 (21 years 10 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 General Electric CF6-50C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (India)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
The aircraft started to turn and after turning some 80 degrees they lost control of the aircraft and it went straight through the airport perimeter wall next to the hangars. The nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft nose dived into the ground. The aircraft was being taxied by a senior aircraft maintenance engineer with 39 years of experience in the field.
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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.