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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 8 February 1985
Time:12:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EDS
C/n / msn: 21164/435
First flight: 1975-10-06 (9 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 116
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Flightnumber:IC248
Narrative:
The Boeing 737-2A8 sustained substantial damage when it landed with undercarriage not fully down and locked. Fuel lines ruptured causing a fire in the engines. The fire was extinguished quickly and fourteen persons sustained minor injuries during the evacuation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Aircraft landing with landing gears not fully down and locked on account of negligent and careless flying by the commander disregarding the laid down operating procedures.
Failure of the co-pilot to alert the commander about the landing gears not being down was the contributory factor."

Classification:

Sources:
» Accident summary for the year 1985 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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