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Last updated: 22 November 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 15 novembre 1993
Heure:09:25
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B2-101
Compagnie:Indian Airlines
Immatriculation: VT-EDV
Numéro de série: 034
Année de Fabrication: 1976-08-30 (17 years 3 months)
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CF6-50C
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 250
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 262
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:26 km (16.3 milles) de Tirupati Airport (TIR) (   Inde)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), Inde
Aéroport de destination:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD/VOHY), Inde
Numéro de vol: 440
Détails:
The aircraft could not land at Hyderabad due to low visibility and carried out a missed approach. After the missed approach, the crew reported a flap retraction problem and decided to enter a holding pattern overhead at Hyderabad, during which the flight crew enquired visibility at nearby Air Force airfields. Because visibility was low there as well, the aircraft then diverted to Madras. Due to flaps problem, the crew had to maintain low speed and low altitude as a result of which it experienced fuel shortage. The crew then tried to divert to nearby Tirupati. However, the aircraft could not reach even Tirupati airport and executed forced landing in an open paddy field about 14 nautical miles from Tirupati airport. The aircraft dragged on the soft paddy field before coming to final stop.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "(a) The ill-conceived decision of the aircraft's Commander to divert to Madras, without ensuring that adequate fuel was available for reaching there, when he was faced with a flap-jam and poor visibility at Hyderabad. (b) The failure of the aircraft's Commander and his Flight Crew to monitor fuel consumption correctly, and the failure of the Commander to revise his decision accordingly, until it became impossible to reach any airfield. (c) A forced landing due to the eventual shortage of fuel".

Sources:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1993 (DGAC India)


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photo of Airbus-A300B2-101-VT-EDV
accident date: 15-11-1993
type: Airbus A300B2-101
registration: VT-EDV
photo of Airbus-A300B2-101-VT-EDV
accident date: 15-11-1993
type: Airbus A300B2-101
registration: VT-EDV
photo of Airbus-A300B2-101-VT-EDV
accident date: 15-11-1993
type: Airbus A300B2-101
registration: VT-EDV
photo of Airbus-A300B2-101-F-WLGB
accident date: 15-11-1993
type: Airbus A300B2-101
registration: F-WLGB
 

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
30 AUG 1976 F-WLGB Airbus first flight
31 OCT 1976 VT-EDV Indian Airlines

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Madras Airport et Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport est de 526 km (329 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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