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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 22 December 2015
Time:ca 09:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Border Security Force (BSF)
Registration: VT-BSA
C/n / msn: BB-1485
First flight: 1994
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Ranchi Airport (IXR/VERC), India
The Beechcraft B200 Super King Air was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India. All ten on board were killed.
The airplane took off from runway 28 at 09:37. Shortly after takeoff the crew radioed that they wanted to return to land. The aircraft was approaching runway 10 when it impacted a wall and then crashed into a sewage treatment plant.

» The Hindu

METAR Weather report:
03:30 UTC / 09:00 local time:
VIDP 220330Z 00000KT 0800 R28/1600 R29/1000 MIFG FEW100 11/07 Q1021 NOSIG

04:00 UTC / 09:30 local time:
VIDP 220400Z 11003KT 0800 R28/P2000 R29/1100 FU FEW100 13/08 Q1022 NOSIG

04:30 UTC / 10:00 local time:
VIDP 220430Z 10003KT 0800 R28/P2000 R29/1100 FU FEW100 14/08 Q1022 NOSIG


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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 Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport to Ranchi Airport as the crow flies is 1001 km (626 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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