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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:martes 29 agosto 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-237B
Registración: VT-EBO
Numéro de série: 20558/188
Año de Construcción: 1972-04-14 (6 years 5 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 21
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 356
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 377
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Alemania
Número de Vuelo:AI123
The Boeing 747 was cleared for take-off from Delhi Airport on Runway 28 on its scheduled flight 123 from Delhi to Frankfurt.
During the take-off roll at approximately 150 knots, a thud sound was heard and take-off was aborted.
Four thrust reversers, wheel brakes and speed brakes were deployed. No 3 and No 4 thrust reversers were ineffective and the aircraft veered to left of runway and entered soft ground resulting in left-hand wing landing gear collapse and substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

The accident is attributed to failure on the part of the crew to stop the aircraft within the available runway length during an aborted take-off following failure of No 3 engine, due to the crew's reaction time in executing aborted take-off procedure being in excess of that allowed for in the scheduled performance criteria. No 3 engine failed during the take-off roll following ingestion of retreaded tyre pieces from the right-hand wing landing gear inboard front wheel.

» Civil aircraft accidents 1978 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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Distance from Delhi-Palam Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 6084 km (3803 miles).

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