Vliegtuigongeval op 19 OCT 1988 met Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAH - Ahmedabad Airport (AMD)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:woensdag 19 oktober 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-EAH
Constructienummer: 20481/271
Bouwjaar: 1970-11-24 (17 years 11 months)
Aantal vlieguren:42750
Aantal vluchten:47520
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 127 / inzittenden: 129
Totaal:slachtoffers: 133 / inzittenden: 135
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2,54 km (1.6 mijl) NE of Ahmedabad Airport (AMD) (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ahmedabad Airport (AMD/VAAH), India
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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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 Bombay-Sahar International Airport en Ahmedabad Airport bedraagt 442 km (276 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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