Airplane Crash - Near Bombay, India 10/13/1976

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Bombay, India


Date10/13/1976
Time01:37
LocationNear Bombay, India
OperatorIndian Airlines
RouteMumbai - Chennai
TypeSud-Aviation Caravelle VI-N
RegistrationVT-DWN
Cn/In231
Aboard95
Fatalities95
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crash landed in flames during an emergency landing. The right engine failed during takeoff. A fatigue crack in compressor led to engine destruction, severing of fuel lines and fire. The fire spread because the crew did not shut off the fuel supply.

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