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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 17 December 1971
Time:18:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DXO
C/n / msn: 522
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Trivandrum Airport (TRV) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Trivandrum Airport (TRV/VOTV), India
Narrative:
The pilot, while landing during night at Trivandrum in slight rain, made a high speed approach which resulted in heavy bumpy touch down on the nose landing gear causing substantial damage to the nose landing gear and supporting structure. There were no injuries.

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Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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