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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Date:vendredi 8 mars 2002
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B2-101
Compagnie:Indian Airlines
Immatriculation: VT-EFW
Numéro de série: 111
Année de Fabrication: 1980-05-19 (21 years 10 months)
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CF6-50C
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   Inde)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
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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.
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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Aircraft history
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19 MAY 1980 F-WZEI Airbus first flight
18 JUL 1980 VT-EFW Indian Airlines

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