Flugunfall 06 JUL 1987 einer Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DMB - Cooch Behar Airport (COH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Montag 6 Juli 1987
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Kennzeichen: VT-DMB
Werknummer: 10172
Baujahr: 1961
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 514
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Cooch Behar Airport (COH) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Flug nach:Cooch Behar Airport (COH/VECO), Indien
The F-27 sustained substantial damage when the nose landing gear collapsed in a runway excursion accident.
The aircraft encountered heavy rain while overhead the airport. Visibility decreased, so the pilot circled five times over the field for weather to improve.
Upon landing the aircraft ran off the runway, bogging down in soft soil.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot effecting late touch down with higher speed under the prevailing heavy rains. The decision to land in visibility below minima condition and existence of tall trees in the approach funnel were the contributory factors."

» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1987 (DGAC India)


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Distance from Calcutta Airport to Cooch Behar Airport as the crow flies is 419 km (262 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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