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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 1 May 1973
Time:15:17
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-DXH
C/n / msn: 513
First flight: 1968-03-04 (5 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (HYD/VOHY), India
Narrative:
Due to poor landing technique and improper manoeuvring of the controls by the pilot at the initial stage of landing the aircraft made an initial heavy impact on the runway, bounced more than once, touching down each time heavily on the runway, causing extensive structural damage including collapse of nose gear.

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1973 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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