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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 3 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DPO
C/n / msn: 128
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
The Caravelle landed with excessive speed, causing the aircraft to balloon after a heavy landing. The nose landing gear collapsed on the following touchdown. A fire erupted in the nosegear area, but was extinguished within 3-4 minutes. The co-pilot handled the control stick at a critical moment.


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


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