Vliegtuigongeval op 12 OCT 1976 met Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N VT-DWN - Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM)
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Datum:dinsdag 12 oktober 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-DWN
Constructienummer: 231
Bouwjaar: 1967
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 89 / inzittenden: 89
Totaal:slachtoffers: 95 / inzittenden: 95
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Vluchtnummer: 171
A no. 2 engine failure after takeoff from runway 27 forced the crew to return to Mumbai (Bombay). A fire erupted in the no. 2 engine area, reaching the hydraulic reservoir (located aft of the pressure bulkhead), draining it of all but accumulated pressure.
Pitch control was lost while on approach to runway 09; the aircraft crashed 45-deg. nose down into the ground from a height of 300 feet, 1000 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: 10th Stage compressor disc failure; fuel lines were severed by debris, causing a fire in the no.2 engine area. The fire spread because the crew didn't shut off the fuel supply.

» Flight International 21 October 1978 (1459)
» St. Petersburg Times - Oct 12, 1976


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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 Bombay-Santacruz Airport en Madras Airport bedraagt 1028 km (642 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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