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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 3 Juli 1997
Zeit:03:49
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Fluggesellschaft:Elbee Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-SSA
Werknummer: 10670
Baujahr: 1984
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 552-7R
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Madh Island (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB), Indien
Flug nach:Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR/VOBG), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The Fokker F-27 cargo plane took off from runway 27 of Mumbai airport at 03:47. After take off the pilot reported to ATC Tower," VSA is turning left Sir, thousand two hundred, we are entering weather otherwise", to which the ATC Tower acknowledged and asked to contact radar. The aircraft on contacting radar controller was asked to establish radial 146, climb level 170 and report passing FL80. The transmission was acknowledged by the aircraft. Thereafter the aircraft plunged into the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai Coast.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot possibly lost control when encountered severe weather conditions soon after take-off and crashed into the Sea."

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1997 (DGAC India)


Fotos

photo of Fokker-F-27200-VT-SSA
accident date: 03-07-1997
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
registration: VT-SSA
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Bangalore-Hindustan Airport as the crow flies is 849 km (530 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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