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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 13 February 1981
Time:23:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EAI
C/n / msn: 20482/272
First flight: 1970-12-11 (10 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 115
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 121
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Madras Airport (MAA) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Destination airport:?
Flightnumber:IC266
Narrative:
The Boeing 737 took off from Madras Airport. During the climb phase, hydraulic 'A' system followed by standby hydraulic system failed. The captain decided to return to Madras Airport. During the landing roll, the aircraft swung to the right and ran on to kutcha area. All the passengers and crew members evacuated the aircraft by slides.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Two passengers received serious injuries. There was some fire which extinguished itself.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident has been attributed to incapability of the aircraft to stop because of non-availability of thrust reversers, inboard flight spoilers, ground spoilers and inboard brakes.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Accidents summary 1981 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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