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Last updated: 4 December 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 20 december 1973
Tijd:01:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-330B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Lufthansa
Registratie: D-ABOT
Constructienummer: 18463/363
Bouwjaar: 1964
Aantal vlieguren:41731
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 98
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 109
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1 km (0.6 mijl) van Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Vliegveld van aankomst:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Beschrijving:
The aircraft undershot the Delhi runway and collided with the Middle Marker building.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Deviation from the approved established procedure and failure to exercise adequate monitory control and supervision of the flight and to initiate a timely go-around action. Contributory factors were lack of adequate weather information and optical illusion created by a haze/fog layer upto ca. 200ft above ground level.

Bronnen:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» FUS Bericht 2X002-0/73


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport en Delhi-Palam Airport bedraagt 2905 km (1815 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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