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Datum:Montag 11 Januar 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-219 Srs. 2
Fluggesellschaft:Defence Research and Development Org.
Kennzeichen: H-2175
Werknummer: 569
Baujahr: 1978
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,5 km (1.6 Meilen) von Arakkonam Naval Air Station (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Arakkonam Naval Air Station (VOAR), Indien
Flug nach:Tambaram Air Base (VOTX), Indien
The HAL-748 plane crashed in a dense forest, 2,5 km from the Arakkonam NAS. The HAL-748 was converted to carry a rotordome, which would ultimately house the in-built radar, on top. Preliminary reports suggest the dome collapsed on top of the aircraft, since the dome was found 2 km from the runway.

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Distance from Arakkonam Naval Air Station to Tambaram Air Base as the crow flies is 50 km (31 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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