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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 7 March 1975
Time:08:10
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: 47
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ/VARK), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The flight crew of the HAL-748 abandoned the takeoff due to a reported jamming of the elevator. The aircraft overshot the runway and came to a stop on soft ground after cutting through the perimeter fencing.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident was attributed to (1) Perfunctory compliance with the cockpit checklist by the flight crew and (2) not following the prescribed procedures even after taking the decision to abandon take-off.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1975 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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