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Last updated: 18 October 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 12 November 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic B704 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-437
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-DJK
C/n / msn: 17724/105
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE) (   Austria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Austria
Narrative:
During an instrument approach the aircraft struck a radar mast (about 8 metres high) located approximately 370 meters from the west runway end and damaged one light of the approach lighting. Although the aircraft fuselage and main plane structure were damaged, the pilot pulled up and continued the flight to Frankfurt, where a safe landing was made.

Sources:
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1963 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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