ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DOL Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 16 July 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DOL
MSN: 10219
First flight: 1963-02-06 (14 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ/VIJU), India
The aircraft was on final approach to runway 18/30 at Jammu, India. The Air Traffic Controller spotted a dog on the runway and advised the flight to carry out an overshoot. The aircraft took a right-hand circuit and landed. After rolling for 450 ft, the nose landing gear folded rearwards and caused extensive damage to surrounding fuselage structure.
There was no fire in the aircraft, and all crew members and passengers could be evacuated safely.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident was attributed to failure of nose landing gear down-lock-fitting-arms due to presence of stress corrosion cracks.

Runway mishap

» Civil aircraft accidents 1977 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


photo of Fokker-F-27100-VT-DOL
accident date: 16-07-1977
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
registration: VT-DOL
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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