Accident Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EDS, Friday 8 February 1985
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Date:Friday 8 February 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2A8
Owner/operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-EDS
MSN: 21164/435
Year of manufacture:1975
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 116
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Boeing 737-2A8 sustained substantial damage when it landed with undercarriage not fully down and locked. Fuel lines ruptured causing a fire in the engines. The fire was extinguished quickly and fourteen persons sustained minor injuries during the evacuation.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Aircraft landing with landing gears not fully down and locked on account of negligent and careless flying by the commander disregarding the laid down operating procedures.
Failure of the co-pilot to alert the commander about the landing gears not being down was the contributory factor."


Accident summary for the year 1985 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

22 May 1979 VT-EDS Indian Airlines 0 Nagpur Airport (NAG) sub
1 November 1987 VT-EDS Indian Airlines 0 Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR) sub
28 December 1996 VT-EDS Blue Dart Aviation 0 Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR) sub


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