Runway excursion Accident Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAJ,
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Date:Thursday 28 August 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2A8
Owner/operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EAJ
MSN: 20483/273
Year of manufacture:1970
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 95
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ) -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ/VARK)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Upon landing at Rajkot Airport, India, the aircraft did not decelerate sufficiently. The captain switched off anti-skid and applied brakes. All four main gear tyres burst and the aircraft skidded off the end of the runway. It got bogged down in soft ground about 50-60 feet from the runway end.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Commander effecting touch down at a higher speed and his improper handling of the aircraft during landing roll. Non-availability of thrust reverser was a contributory factor."


Accident summary for the year 1986 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB

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