Airplane Crash - Near New Delhi, India 06/14/1972

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near New Delhi, India


Date06/14/1972
Time20:20
LocationNear New Delhi, India
OperatorJapan Air Lines
Flight #471
RouteBangkok - Delhi
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
RegistrationJA8012
Cn/In45860/213
Aboard87
Fatalities82
Ground4
SummaryThe aircraft crashed short of the runway. Indian officials claimed the crash was caused by a disregard for prescribed procedures in abandoning all instrument references before making visual contact with the runway. Japanese investigators claimed a false glide path signal was responsible for the descent into terrain.

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