Accident Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2 VT-DXO, Friday 7 March 1975
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Date:Friday 7 March 1975
Time:08:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2
Owner/operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DXO
MSN: 522
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rajkot-Civil Airport (RAJ/VARK)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
The flight crew of the HAL-748 abandoned the takeoff due to a reported jamming of the elevator. The aircraft overshot the runway and came to a stop on soft ground after cutting through the perimeter fencing.

The cause of the accident was attributed to (1) Perfunctory compliance with the cockpit checklist by the flight crew and (2) not following the prescribed procedures even after taking the decision to abandon take-off.

Sources:

Civil aircraft accidents 1975 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

17 December 1971 VT-DXO Indian Airlines 0 Trivandrum Airport (TRV) sub
21 June 1979 VT-DXO Indian Airlines 0 Mangalore Airport (IXE) sub
Runway excursion

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