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Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:Sunday 20 June 1971
Time:14:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DXM
C/n / msn: 520
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Madras Airport (MAA) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During the takeoff run, the nose-wheel axle broke off. The takeoff was abandoned and aircraft came to halt on the runway on its nose-landing-gear strut. None of the 35 passengers and 4 crew were injured.

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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