ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAJ Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 28 August 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EAJ
MSN: 20483/273
First flight: 1970-12-23 (15 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 95
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ/VARK), India
Upon landing at Rajkot Airport, India, the aircraft did not decelerate sufficiently. The captain switched off anti-skid and applied brakes. All four main gear tyres burst and the aircraft skidded off the end of the runway. It got bogged down in soft ground about 50-60 feet from the runway end.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Commander effecting touch down at a higher speed and his improper handling of the aircraft during landing roll. Non-availability of thrust reverser was a contributory factor."

Runway excursion

» Accident summary for the year 1986 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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Distance from Bombay-Sahar International Airport to Rajkot-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 416 km (260 miles).

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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