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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 23 oktober 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: VT-EAT
Constructienummer: 540
Bouwjaar: 1972-02-25 (14 years 8 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Indore Airport (IDR) (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Indore Airport (IDR/VAID), India
While on approach to Indore Airport, India, the nose landing gear failed to lock down. The captain used the emergency gear extension procedure but the landing gear indication still showed a red light. Air traffic control reported that the undercarriage was deployed.
A forced landing was carried out during which the nose was kept off the runway surface as long as possible. On touchdown the nose landing gear gave way and the nose impacted the runway. Both propellers also contacted the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collapse of nose landing gear to breakage of nose landing gear jack inboard bracket studs and thus releasing the jack from its attachment point. The jack was lodged in the structure after its release from attachment point which prevented the landing gear to move to the down and locked position."

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bombay-Sahar International Airport en Indore Airport bedraagt 503 km (314 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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