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Datum:dinsdag 15 februari 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-DPP
Constructienummer: 130
Bouwjaar: 1964-01-06 (2 years 1 months)
Aantal vlieguren:5411
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 73
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 80
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
The Caravelle undershot runway 28 in conditions of poor visibility. The aircraft struck a cement pillar and other obstructions and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Government has accepted that the aircraft undershot and crashed as a result of the abandonment of the ILS approach at too early a stage during an attempt to land under conditions of poor visibility in fog.
Contributory causes: 1) Lack of information with the pilot regarding the true conditions of surface visibility, which was in fact below the minimum prescribed for a night landing by Caravelle aircraft on runway 28 at Palam. 2) Lack of proper monitoring and possibly incorrect setting of altimeter(s) during the approach to land. 3) The use of landing lights which resulted in glare during the final stages of the approach in foggy conditions."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume II (64-74)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Calcutta Airport en Delhi-Palam Airport bedraagt 1305 km (816 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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