ASN logo
Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 6 June 1984
Time:01:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EGI
C/n / msn: 22285/798
First flight: 1981-09-04 (2 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 123
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 129
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Destination airport:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Flightnumber:IC266
Narrative:
Indian Airlines flight 266 to Calcutta was forced to fly two holdings due to poor weather at Calcutta Airport.
During the ILS approach the captain reported runway in sight 90 seconds prior to touchdown and the aircraft was cleared to land. The controller cautioned that the runway was wet. After touchdown the aircraft rolled 1800 feet until it went off the left side of the runway. The aircraft entered kucha ground and the nose landing gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident has been attributed as:
The Commander could not maintain directional control of the aircraft during landing at night under cross-winds due loss of visual cues on account of heavy rain conditions encountered at the time of touch down.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Accidents summary 1984 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Madras Airport to Calcutta Airport as the crow flies is 1377 km (861 miles).

languages: languages

Share