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Last updated: 23 June 2019
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 28 August 1986
Time:10:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EAJ
C/n / msn: 20483/273
First flight: 1970-12-23 (15 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 95
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ/VARK), India
Flightnumber:IC115
Narrative:
Upon landing at Rajkot Airport, India, the aircraft did not decelerate sufficiently. The captain switched off anti-skid and applied brakes. All four main gear tyres burst and the aircraft skidded off the end of the runway. It got bogged down in soft ground about 50-60 feet from the runway end.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Commander effecting touch down at a higher speed and his improper handling of the aircraft during landing roll. Non-availability of thrust reverser was a contributory factor."

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Accident summary for the year 1986 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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Distance from Bombay-Sahar International Airport to Rajkot-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 416 km (260 miles).

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