Airplane Crash - Delh, India 02/15/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Delh, India


Date02/15/1966
LocationDelh, India
OperatorIndian Airlines
RouteCalcutta - Delhi
TypeSud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIN
RegistrationVT-DPP
Cn/In130
Aboard80
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryUndershot the runway and struck a concrete obstruction in poor weather conditions. Lack of information supplied to the pilot regarding the true conditions of surface visibility which was below the minimum prescribed for a night landing. Lack of proper monitoring and possibly incorrect setting of altimeters during the approach to land. The use of landing lights which resulted in glare during the final stages of the approach in foggy conditions

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