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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Fecha:lunes 26 abril 1993
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Operador:Indian Airlines
Registración: VT-ECQ
Numéro de série: 20961/375
Año de Construcción: 1974-09-18 (18 years 8 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:43886
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 53 / Ocupantes: 112
Total:Fatalidades: 55 / Ocupantes: 118
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) NE of Aurangabad Airport (IXU) (   India)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Aurangabad-Chikkalthana Airport (IXU/VAAU), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bombay-Sahar International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Número de Vuelo:IC491
Boeing 737 VT-ECQ was operating flight 491 from Delhi to Bombay with enroute stops at Jaipur, Udaipur and Aurangabad. The heavily laden aircraft started its takeoff roll from Aurangabad's runway 09 (which is approx 7500 feet long) in high temperatures (38-41deg C). After lifting off almost at the end of the runway, it impacted heavily with a lorry carrying pressed cotton bales on a highway at a distance of about 410 feet from the end of runway. The left main landing gear, left engine bottom cowling and thrust reverser impacted the left side of the truck at a height of nearly seven feet from the level of the road. Thereafter the aircraft hit the high tension electric wires nearly 3 km North-East of the runway and hit the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "(i) Pilots' error in initiating late rotation and following wrong rotation technique, and (ii) failure of the NAA to regulate the mobile traffic on the Beed road during the flight hours".

» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1993 (DGAC India)


photo of Boeing-737-2A8-VT-ECQ
accident date: 26-04-1993
type: Boeing 737-2A8
registration: VT-ECQ

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 Aurangabad-Chikkalthana Airport to Bombay-Sahar International Airport as the crow flies is 277 km (173 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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