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Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Fecha:domingo 17 diciembre 1978
Hora:10:42
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-EAL
Numéro de série: 20485/277
Año de Construcción: 1971-02-25 (7 years 10 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 126
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 132
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD) (   India)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 531 m (1742 feet) amsl
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD/VOHY), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The Indian Airlines aircraft lifted off from runway 09, but the leading edge devices did not deploy and as a result the aircraft became aerodynamically unstable. The takeoff was aborted and the aircraft was flared for a belly landing with undercarriage retracted. The aircraft belly-landed in nose up, left wing low attitude, on the centre line of the runway. It slid for 3080 feet, hit a boundary fence, crossed a drain and ploughed in rough terrain negotiating with small boulders and came to rest. Fire broke out on impact. The aircraft was completely destroyed by fire. Three persons cutting grass near the boundary fence of the airport were killed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Non-availability of leading edge devices immediately after rotation during take-off.

Fuentes:
» A Benefit Analysis for Cabin Water Spray Systems and Enhanced Fuselage Burnthrough Protection (CAA PAPER 2002/04)


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