Accident Tupolev Tu-124K V643,
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Date:Saturday 5 November 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic t124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-124K
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: V643
MSN: 6351902?
Year of manufacture:1966
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH) -   India
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT)
The Tupolev, carrying India's Prime Minister Morarji Desai, departed Palam AFB at 17:03 for Jorhat. The first approach was discontinued because the plane was not properly aligned with the runway. During the second attempt to land, the plane apparently descended too low and contacted trees. The plane subsequently crashed in a paddy field.


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