ASN logo
Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 19 July 1988
Time:22:01
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-EFK
C/n / msn: 21496/503
First flight: 1977-09-30 (10 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 98
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Vadodara Airport (BDQ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ahmedabad Airport (AMD/VAAH), India
Destination airport:Vadodara Airport (BDQ/VABO), India
Flightnumber:IC495
Narrative:
The Boeing 737-200 aircraft impacted a bull while landing at Vadodara Airport (BDQ), India. The aircraft then developed a tendency to swing to the left. This tendency could not be countered and the aircraft ran off the runway onto kutcha, coming to rest 5000 feet from the beginning of the runway. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the presence of a bull on the runway which entered the operational area through the broken fencing and remained undetected during runway inspection carried out 20 minutes prior to landing and also remained undetected by the chowkidars on duty in that area."

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1988 (DGAC India)


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 Ahmedabad Airport to Vadodara Airport as the crow flies is 102 km (64 miles).

languages: languages

Share