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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 7 March 1999
Time:08:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: K2673
C/n / msn: 0108 ?
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) W of Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gwalior Airport (GWL/VIGR), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Narrative:
The aircraft was on approach to New Delhi runway 10 when it crashed into a concrete water tank. The tank was located in the Pappankalan Delhi suburb, located 1,5 miles short of the runway.
Weather at the time of the accident was: temperature 10-14deg C, calm winds and sudden severe fog.

Sources:
» Air Crash Rescue News
» Scramble 239


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Distance from Gwalior Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 274 km (171 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Antonov An-32

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