Accident Vickers 768D Viscount VT-DJB, Friday 9 January 1970
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Date:Friday 9 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 768D Viscount
Owner/operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DJB
MSN: 295
Year of manufacture:1958
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Patna Airport (PAT) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Patna Airport (PAT/VEPT)
Destination airport:
The aircraft collided with a wild blue bull while taking off during night hours. The animal had entered the operational area due to inadequate fencing around the airport. A proper runway check was also not carried out before clearing the aircraft for takeoff due to which the presence of animal in the operational area went undetected.


Civil aircraft accidents 1970 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD

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