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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 28 August 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EAJ
Werknummer: 20483/273
Baujahr: 1970-12-23 (15 years 8 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 89
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 95
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), Indien
Flug nach:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ/VARK), Indien
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."

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bombay-Sahar International Airport to Rajkot-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 416 km (260 miles).

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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