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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Fecha:sábado 12 agosto 1972
Hora:22:42
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-DME
Numéro de série: 10175
Año de Construcción: 1961
Horas Totales de la Célula:24087
Ciclos:20130
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,5 km (0.9 milles) S of Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gwalior Airport (GWL/VIGR), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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