Vliegtuigongeval op 06 JUL 1987 met Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DMB - Cooch Behar Airport (COH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 6 juli 1987
Tijd:07:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Vayudoot
Registratie: VT-DMB
Constructienummer: 10172
Bouwjaar: 1961
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 514
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 24
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Cooch Behar Airport (COH) (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cooch Behar Airport (COH/VECO), India
Vluchtnummer:PF707
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Calcutta Airport en Cooch Behar Airport bedraagt 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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