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Last updated: 19 May 2019
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Date:Friday 12 May 1972
Time:16:12
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-EAT
C/n / msn: 540
First flight: 1972-02-25 (3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Cochin Airport (COK) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport (CJB/VOCB), India
Destination airport:Cochin Airport (COK/VOCC), India
Narrative:
Whilst on scheduled passenger flight from Coimbatore to Cochin, the pilot made several attempts to land in marginal visibility and light rain. In the final attempt he made a high and fast approach resulting in a very late touch down. The aircraft overshot the runway and came to stop outside the aerodrome boundary after having crossed a riverbed and hit a fence. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. All the four crew and the thirteen passengers escaped unhurt .

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1972 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Distance from Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport to Cochin Airport as the crow flies is 146 km (92 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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