Accident Boeing 737-2Y5 4R-ULL,
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Date:Friday 10 January 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2Y5
Owner/operator:Air Lanka
Registration: 4R-ULL
MSN: 20195/205
Year of manufacture:1969
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 116
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Madras Airport (MAA) -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI)
Destination airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During landing on runway 07 at Madras airport, the right landing gear attachment failed and right engine contacting runway surface immediately on touch down. The aircraft started swerving towards the right of runway center line. The aircraft finally came to stop with its nose wheel and failed right main landing gear entering the grassy side strip soon after crossing the Delta taxiway. The fire emanating from the right engine was extinguished and the crew and passengers evacuated the aircraft through the left side exit doors by means of the slide chutes.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred as a result of failure of the right hand main landing gear beam during the landing due to pre-existing stress corrosion cracks and pits at its inboard lug hole and higher than normal landing loads contributed to its failure".


Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1992 (DGAC India)

History of this aircraft

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Damaged on the ground


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