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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 1 April 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic B704 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-437
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-DNZ
C/n / msn: 18415/282
First flight: 1962-04-12 (12 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong . Following an Instrument Guidance System Visual approach to Hong Kong the aircraft made a firm landing on a wet runway with tail and cross wind components and despite the application of rudder, full braking and reverse-thrust, slid-off the runway coming to rest on the grass shoulder. None of the crew or passengers was injured although the aircraft sustained extensive damage when the right main gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

The cause of accident was attributed to aquaplaning in cross wind conditions.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1974 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 2859 km (1787 miles).

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