ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EFW Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 8 March 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B2-101
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EFW
MSN: 111
First flight: 1980-05-19 (21 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A maintenance crew prepared the aircraft to taxi. After engine start up both engines went to flight idle because someone inadvertently pulled the flight idle circuit breaker. The A300 jumped the chocks and headed for the Airport Repairs Cargo hangar. Since the engines were in flight idle braking and nosewheel steering did not work. The maintenance crew tried to reduce power on engine number and failing in that, increased power to 90% on the number 2 engine.
The aircraft started to turn and after turning some 80 degrees they lost control of the aircraft and it went straight through the airport perimeter wall next to the hangars. The nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft nose dived into the ground. The aircraft was being taxied by a senior aircraft maintenance engineer with 39 years of experience in the field.

Damaged on the ground

» HCL Infinet
» Michel/Scramble


photo of Airbus-A300B2-101-VT-EFW
accident date: 08-03-2002
type: Airbus A300B2-101
registration: VT-EFW

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
19 MAY 1980 F-WZEI Airbus first flight
18 JUL 1980 VT-EFW Indian Airlines

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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Airbus A300

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