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Last updated: 19 June 2019
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 24 August 1983
Time:18:28
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-DOK
C/n / msn: 10215
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guwahati Airport (VEGT), India
Destination airport:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Flightnumber:IC212
Narrative:
Indian Airlines flight 212 was involved in a landing accident at Calcutta, India.
Due to bad weather over the outer marker and over the VOR, the pilot opted for a visual approach following a bad weather circuit at Calcutta Airport. In view of clouds in the approach path the pilot cut short and turned earlier towards the runway to keep the runway in sight. As a result, he could not carry out the circuit in accordance with the bad weather circuit procedure and the aircraft could not be aligned with the runway heading till it arrived over the threshold. The aircraft height over threshold was 275 ft and rate of descent during the last 50 seconds was about 1250 ft/minute. Soon after touchdown, the aircraft went off the runway into kutcha.
The aircraft was substantially damaged. None of the occupants was injured. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident has been attributed to Commander's decision to land in unstabilised approach condition in adverse weather.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Accidents summary 1983 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Distance from Guwahati Airport to Calcutta Airport as the crow flies is 495 km (310 miles).

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