Vliegtuigongeval op 30 JUN 1979 met Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EDV - Calcutta Airport (CCU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 30 juni 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B2-101
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-EDV
Constructienummer: 034
Bouwjaar: 1976-08-30 (2 years 10 months)
Motoren: 2 General Electric CF6-50C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 148
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 159
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Calcutta Airport (CCU) (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), India
The Airbus A300 was making a night landing on runway 19L at Calcutta, India. The aircraft touched down on left-hand side of the runway. It continued rolling towards left-hand edge of the runway, resulting in the left-hand wheels running parallel to the edge of
the runway in soft ground for approximately 800 ft. Thereafter, the aircraft was gradually steered towards runway centreline.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Eight runway lights were also damaged. There was no fire.
The accident occurred at night with gusty wind and slight rain conditions.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident has been attributed to an improper landing technique of the pilot under crosswind conditions wherein during the excessive "hold-off" perhaps in an effort to make a smooth landing, the aircraft drifted off to the left of the runway, and also due to the fact that the pilot "took off" the right rudder for the crab approach rather early.

» Civil aircraft accidents 1979 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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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