Accident HAL/Dornier 228-201 VT-EJT, Thursday 22 September 1988
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Date:Thursday 22 September 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
HAL/Dornier 228-201
Registration: VT-EJT
MSN: 8064/HAL1004
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Aurangabad-Chikkalthana Airport (IXU) -   India
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nagpur-Sonegaon Airport (NAG/VANP)
Destination airport:Aurangabad-Chikkalthana Airport (IXU/VAAU)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Dornier 228 aircraft operated on a service from Nagpur to Aurangabad, India. Weather conditions deteriorated as the aircraft approached the destination. Due to poor visibility the captain saw the runway at a late stage in the approach. He flew a steep descent, triggering an aural GPWS warning. The descent rate could not be arrested in time and the aircraft crashed at the undershoot area of runway 27.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The commander while landing during bad weather had descended at a very fast rate and subsequently could not arrest the sink rate while approaching close to the runway due to improper handling of engine controls.
Non-availability of deteriorating visibility conditions to the flight crew at the time of landing is a contributory factor."


Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1988 (DGAC India)

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