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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 15 October 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DOL
MSN: 10219
First flight: 1963-02-06 (1 year 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Madras Airport (MAA) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During takeoff the aircraft landed wheels up almost immediately after becoming airborne. There were no injuries to passengers or crew.

Probable Cause:

Probable Causes: "The accident is attributed to poor take-off technique. When the take-off was being effected in a hurry, the aircraft settled down on its belly almost immediately after getting airborne."

Classification:
Premature gear retraction on take-off
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1964 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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