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Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Chandigarh

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2014 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
K2757
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bhatinda – Chandigarh
MSN:
1202
YOM:
1987
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the aircraft seems to be unstable on landing. Upon touch down, the right wing hit the ground and was sheared off. Out of control, the aircraft veered off runway, went through a grassy area and came to rest in flames upside down. All nine occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed. Fire was quickly extinguished.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air B200 in Chandigarh

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2014 at 1130 LT
Registration:
VT-HRA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chandigarh – New Delhi
MSN:
BB-1906
YOM:
2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a flight to New Delhi on behalf of the State of Haryana Government with two pilots and eight passengers on board, among them Jagannath Pahadia, Governor of the Haryana State. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 15 to 20 feet, aircraft stalled and crashed on runway. It went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in a grassy area at 1130LT. All 10 occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. In addition to the Governor, the other occupants included the governor’s wife, his secretary, two aides, a doctor, two attendants and two pilots. The pilots were identified as D. Nanda and Dinesh Bansal.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Chandigarh: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2008 at 1055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
VT-EHY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chandigarh - Ludhiana
MSN:
LJ-1008
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
King Air aircraft owned and operated by the Government of Punjab was operating a positioning flight from Chandigarh to Ludhiana with two crew on board. The flight en-route up to overhead Ludhiana was uneventful. Crew located the runway late due prevailing low visibility. They were not comfortable with the approach and made a go around; a non-standard go-around due to low visibility. In the anxiety to not to loose the sight of the field they descended in three orbits in the vicinity of the airfield on the west side of runway 12, perhaps to land after making the short circuit from the right. However they lost the control and impacted with the ground in the steep left bank. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Both occupants died due to fire and collapsing aircraft structure.
Probable cause:
Accident occurred due to loss of control while in base leg for landing at R/W 12 after executing go around on runway 12.
Contributory factors:
-low visibility reduced the margin of safety, may have caused severe disorientation, influenced their decision and played on crew for use of non standard procedures.
-both crew lacked qualification/experience and familiarity with the type of aircraft and terrain.
-smoke in the cockpit further reduced the margin of safety and distracted the attention of the crew.
-obstruction in the flight path made the crew to take severe action and led to loss of control.
-lack of operational control and supervision by the organization.
-pilot lacked in training and experience.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Leh: 78 killed

Date & Time: Nov 19, 1978 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L650
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chandigarh - Leh
MSN:
6 3 442 10
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
70
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
78
Circumstances:
On final approach to Leh, the pilot reported technical problems when the airplane lost height, struck a house and crashed in a huge explosion less than 2 km short of runway threshold. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 77 occupants were killed as well as one people on the house.
Probable cause:
It is believed that an asymmetric flaps occurred on final approach, causing the aircraft to get inverted and crash. When flaps were selected down, only the flaps on left wing moved down while the flaps on right wing remained blocked in an inappropriate angle.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BP near Rohtang Pass: 102 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 1968 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
BL534
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chandigarh - Leh
MSN:
02 4 003
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
98
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
102
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Chandigarh on a flight to Leh, carrying 98 passengers, soldiers and family members. While descending to Leh, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with snowstorm and the captain made a 180 turn to return to Chandigarh as a landing at Leh Airport was impossible. Few minutes later, while cruising in zero visibility at an altitude of 22,000 feet, the airplane struck the slope of a snow covered mountain located near the Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh. As the airplane failed to return to Chandigarh, SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few weeks later as no trace of the aircraft no the 102 occupants was found. Some debris were found in August 2003 at an altitude of 5,400 meters in the Dhaka Glacier and three bodies in August 2007.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Chandigarh

Date & Time: Aug 5, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
BL536
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
02 4 005
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing at Chandigarh Airport, the nose gear collapsed. The airplane slid for several yards before coming to rest. There were no injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Nose gear collapsed on landing.