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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 2 décembre 1995
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Compagnie:Indian Airlines
Immatriculation: VT-ECS
Numéro de série: 20963/383
Année de Fabrication: 1974-11-04 (21 years 1 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 102
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 108
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   Inde)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI/VIJP), Inde
Aéroport de destination:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), Inde
Numéro de vol: 492
Indian Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft VT-ECS was operating flight IC-492 from Mumbai (Bombay) to Delhi via Jaipur. Following an unstabilized approach, the plane touched down some 2000 feet before the end of the runway. The aircraft could not be stopped on the remaining runway length and went beyond the runway into kutcha ground. Both engines, undercarriage and the wings sustained major damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the combined effect of (a) The injudicious and imprudent decision of the Pilot-in-Command to hastily complete the flight in the inadequate time available before the notified closure of Delhi airport for a VVIP flight, (b) The dangerously unstabilised approach made by the Pilot-in-Command, primarily due to his failure to decelerate the aircraft in time, (c) The failure of the First Officer to call out significant deviations from the stipulated approach parameters, (d) The failure of the Pilot-in-Command to carry out a missed approach in spite of his approach being grossly unstabilised, (e) The inadvertent omission of the Pilot-in-Command to arm the speed brake before landing, (f) Touch-down of the aircraft at excessive speed and too far down the runway, (g) Failure of the First Officer and Pilot-in-Command to monitor the automatic deployment of the speed brake, and failure of the Pilot-in-Command to deploy it manually, (h) Impact of the aircraft with an 18-inch high cement-concrete cable duct in the kutcha ground beyond the over-run area".

» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1995 (DGAC India)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Jaipur-Sanganer Airport et Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport est de 230 km (144 miles).

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