Flugunfall 19 OCT 1988 einer Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAH - Ahmedabad Airport (AMD)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 19 Oktober 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EAH
Werknummer: 20481/271
Baujahr: 1970-11-24 (17 years 11 months)
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:47520
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 127 / Insassen: 129
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 133 / Insassen: 135
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,54 km (1.6 Meilen) NE of Ahmedabad Airport (AMD) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), Indien
Flug nach:Ahmedabad Airport (AMD/VAAH), Indien
The Boeing 737-2A8 was operating Indian Airlines flight 113 from Bombay (now known as Mumbai) to Ahmedabad, India. At 06:41 hours, while the aircraft was descending to FL55, the flight was instructed to report over the Ahmedabad VOR. Visibility was reported being 2000 m in haze with calm winds and a QNH of 1010 mb. The flight crew reported overhead the VOR and prepared for a localizer-DME approach to runway 23. Last radio contact with the flight was at 06:50.
It struck trees and a high-tension pylon before crashing into a paddy field, bursting into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error on the part of pilot-in-command as well as co-pilot due to non adherence to laid down procedures under poor visibility conditions."

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 24 October 1988 (p.32)
» HC orders compensation for 1988 air crash victims (Oineindia News, 14-10-2009)
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1988 (DGAC India)


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Distance from Bombay-Sahar International Airport to Ahmedabad Airport as the crow flies is 442 km (276 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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