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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 25 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-LFD Srs. 2M
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: H-1513
C/n / msn: 551
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yelahanka Air Station (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yelahanka Air Station (VOYK), India
Destination airport:Yelahanka Air Station (VOYK), India
Narrative:
The HAL-748 departed Yelahanka near Bangalore on a training flight. The airplane barely gained height on takeoff. It reached about 165 feet and struck a stone wall. It fell in an area of tall grass and caught fire.

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