Airplane Crash - Bombay, India 06/22/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bombay, India


Date06/22/1982
LocationBombay, India
OperatorAir India
RouteKuala Lumpur - Mumbai
TypeBoeing B-707-437
RegistrationVT-DJJ
Cn/In17723/100
Aboard111
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryThe crew initiated a go-around after a heavy landing and a subsequently bounced lifted off the runway but descended back onto the ground and broke up. Deliberate reduction of engine power by the pilot 12 seconds prior to first impact due to altitude unawareness resulting in a high rate of descent and very hard landing. The aircraft was named 'Gaurishankar.'

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