ASN logo
Last updated: 3 April 2020
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 24 July 1988
Time:01:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-228B (SCD)
Operator:Air France
Registration: N4506H
C/n / msn: 22794/558
First flight: 1982-03-17 (6 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-50E2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 260
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 275
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Flightnumber:AF187
Narrative:
A Boeing 747-228B (SCD), operating Air France flight 187 to Paris, suffered a takeoff accident at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India.
The copilot was pilot flying. During takeoff the aircraft attained V1 (156 kts). Two and a half seconds later the No. 4 engine fire warning came on. The copilot rejected the takeoff at a speed of 172 kts.
The aircraft overran the runway, causing the main gear to collapse. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper decision of the handling pilot (co-pilot) to abort the take-off at a speed higher than V1 following fire warning coming on No. 4 engine due to crack in turbine mid frame outer casing. Lack of crew coordination was a contributory cause."

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB/SIR-90/02 (5)
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1988 (DGAC India)


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
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 Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport as the crow flies is 6524 km (4078 miles).

languages: languages

Share