ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAI Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 19 June 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EAI
MSN: 20482/272
First flight: 1970-12-11 (17 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 128
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 134
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), India
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Indian Airlines flight IC422 was a domestic service from Srinagar to Delhi via Jammu and Chandigarh, India. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-200, landed gear up on runway 10 at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The no. 1 engine then caught fire due to a fuel leak from ruptured fuel lines and a broken fuel control unit. The fire was quickly put out by fire services.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident occurred because of commander's negligent flying contrary to laid down procedures and failure to ensure that the landing gears were down and locked before landing.
The co-pilot's failure to bring to the notice of the commander the deviations from the laid down procedures and to verify and cross-check that the gears were down, was a contributory factor to the accident."

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1988 (DGAC India)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chandigarh Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 235 km (147 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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