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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Date:Friday 4 December 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Registration: VT-SUC
C/n / msn: 4377
First flight: 2011-07-13 (4 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Jabalpur Airport (JLR) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Jabalpur Airport (JLR/VAJB), India
A DHC-8-400 operated by SpiceJet sustained damage in a landing accident at Jabalpur Airport (JLR), India.
The aircraft hit a herd of wild boars that had strayed onto the active runway. The aircraft suffered a runway excursion and came to rest with the left wing down, indicating a possible landing gear collapse or depression in the grassy terrain.

The Jabalpur Airport has a single runway, 06/24, with a Landing Distance Available (LDA) of 1988 meters.


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SpiceJet Q-400, VT-SUC, operating SpiceJet flight SG 2458, Mumbai to Jabalpur upon landing hit a herd of wild boars that...

Posted by FlySpiceJet on Friday, 4 December 2015

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 Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Jabalpur Airport as the crow flies is 868 km (542 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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