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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Datum:Samstag 12 August 1972
Zeit:22:42
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-DME
Werknummer: 10175
Baujahr: 1961
Betriebsstunden:24087
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:20130
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) S of Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Gwalior Airport (GWL/VIGR), Indien
Flug nach:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The first ILS approach to Delhi was abandoned. On the second attempt the pilot descended below the Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) while preoccupied with trying to fly below the cloud base. When he realized the mistake he initiated a go-around with wrong flap settings and undercarriage down. The F-27 collided with terrain.

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1972 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Gwalior Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 274 km (171 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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