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Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 31 Mai 1973
Zeit:21:58
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EAM
Werknummer: 20486/279
Baujahr: 1971-03-26 (2 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 43 / Insassen: 58
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 48 / Insassen: 65
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6 km (3.8 Meilen) von Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), Indien
Flug nach:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Flugnummer:IC440
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 737 named "Saranga" collided with high tension wires during an NDB instrument approach, crashed and caught fire. The visibility was below minima, but the pilot continued the approach, descended below minimum descent altitude and selected 40deg. flaps without sighting the runway.
The plane had taken off from Madras at 19:15.

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Deccan Herald


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Distance from Madras Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 1751 km (1094 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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