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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 13 Februar 1981
Zeit:23:24
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: VT-EAI
Werknummer: 20482/272
Baujahr: 1970-12-11 (10 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 115
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 121
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Madras Airport (MAA) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), Indien
Flug nach:?
Flugnummer:IC266
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 737 took off from Madras Airport. During the climb phase, hydraulic 'A' system followed by standby hydraulic system failed. The captain decided to return to Madras Airport. During the landing roll, the aircraft swung to the right and ran on to kutcha area. All the passengers and crew members evacuated the aircraft by slides.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Two passengers received serious injuries. There was some fire which extinguished itself.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident has been attributed to incapability of the aircraft to stop because of non-availability of thrust reversers, inboard flight spoilers, ground spoilers and inboard brakes.

Informationsquelle:
» Accidents summary 1981 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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