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Last updated: 29 January 2020
Date:Saturday 16 July 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DOL
C/n / msn: 10219
First flight: 1963-02-06 (14 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ/VIJU), India
The aircraft was on final approach to runway 18/30 at Jammu, India. The Air Traffic Controller spotted a dog on the runway and advised the flight to carry out an overshoot. The aircraft took a right-hand circuit and landed. After rolling for 450 ft, the nose landing gear folded rearwards and caused extensive damage to surrounding fuselage structure.
There was no fire in the aircraft, and all crew members and passengers could be evacuated safely.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident was attributed to failure of nose landing gear down-lock-fitting-arms due to presence of stress corrosion cracks.


» Civil aircraft accidents 1977 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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