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Crash of a Beechcraft B250GT Super King Air in Gwalior

Date & Time: May 6, 2021 at 2100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VT-MPQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Indore - Gwalior
MSN:
BY-373
YOM:
2020
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Indore on an ambulance flight to Gwalior, carrying one passenger, two pilots and a load of boxes containing Covid vaccines. On final approach by night, the airplane collided with an aircraft arrester barrier system located about 80 metres short of runway 06R threshold. On impact, the aircraft nosed down, causing the nose gear to be torn off and the nose to be destroyed. Both propellers detached and both main gear collapsed. The fuselage was bent near the tail. All three occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Partenavia P.68C Observer 2 in Bhopal

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2021 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VT-TAA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bhopal - Guna
MSN:
398-07-OB2
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Bhopal-Raja Bhoj Airport on a flight to Guna, carrying three pilots. Shortly after takeoff, the crew reported technical problems and elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in an open field located in Bishan Khedi, about 5 km northeast of the airport. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-8-402Q in Jabalpur

Date & Time: Dec 4, 2015 at 1922 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VT-SUC
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mumbai – Jabalpur
MSN:
4377
YOM:
2011
Flight number:
SG2458
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
49
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7748
Captain / Total hours on type:
2148.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7804
Copilot / Total hours on type:
137
Aircraft flight hours:
11928
Aircraft flight cycles:
11214
Circumstances:
Bombardier Q-400 aircraft VT-SUC belonging to M/s Spice jet Ltd. was involved in wild life strike accident during landing roll at Jabalpur while operating scheduled flight SG2458 from Mumbai to Jabalpur on 04.12.2015. The aircraft was under the command of pilot holding ATPL & duly qualified on type with First Officer also an ATPL holder and qualified on type. There were 49 passengers and 02 cabin crew on board the aircraft. The aircraft VT-SUC took-off from Mumbai for Jabalpur at around 1200 UTC. The enroute flight was uneventful. The aircraft came in contact with ATC Jabalpur at around 1323 UTC. The ATC reported prevailing weather at Jabalpur as surface winds calm, visibility 5000 meters, weather Haze, nonsignificant clouds, and temp 24° C. At 1342 UTC the pilot requested ATC for visual approach runway 06. The ATC cleared VT-SUC for visual approach runway 06 and asked to confirm when runway in sight. At 1347 UTC the pilot confirmed the runway in sight and requested for landing clearance and the same was acknowledged by ATC. The aircraft landed on runway 06 and about 05 to 06 seconds after touch down at around 1350 UTC the aircraft hit wild boars on the runway. The pilot stated that as it was dawn they did not see the wild boars on runway during approach, and saw the wild boars only after touch down and when they were very close to them, also they did not had adequate time to react so as to take any evasive action. Hence, one of the wild boars on runway impacted with LH main landing gear due which the LH Main landing gear got collapsed and the aircraft started drifting towards left. Thereafter LH engine propeller blades came in contact with ground and got sheared off. The aircraft dragged on its belly for around 182 feet and in the process the nose landing gear also collapsed. The aircraft then veered to the left of the center line and subsequently exited the runway onto the left side and came to final halt position in Soft Ground. The pilot then confirmed with first officer about fire and once getting assured that there was no fire gave evacuation call outs. The pilot then contacted ATC for assistance and informed that there were 10 to 11 pigs on the runway and the aircraft had hit the pig and gone off the runway. The Crash Fire Tender (CFT) team along with operational jeep reached the accident site. The pilot shut down the engines. All the passengers were then evacuated safely from the RH side. There was no injury to any of the occupants on board the aircraft and there was no fire.
Probable cause:
The aircraft during its landing roll had a wild life (Wild Boars) strike on the runway, resulting in collapse of left main landing gear and subsequently the aircraft veered to the left of the runway.
Contributory factor:
The presence of wild life in the operational area and the runway was due to several breaches in the boundary wall.
Final Report:

Crash of an ATR72-212A in Indore

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2007 at 1946 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VT-JCE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bhopal - Indore
MSN:
640
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
JAI3307
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
49
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10169
Circumstances:
The flight up-till approach to land at Indore was normal. On coming to the runway the aircraft touched down moderately hard and bounced high. The pilots were perhaps determined to salvage the abnormal situation and added power to the engines with intention to cushion the sink-rate and settle the runway. On the contrary, the aircraft came hard on the runway and bounced once again. This got followed with a series of bounces in succession. While bouncing the aircraft migrated from the runway and finally came to full halt on right side close to the airport boundary wall. There was no fire in the accident. All 53 occupants evacuated safely.
Probable cause:
The pilot-in-command in absence of bounce recovery guidance adopted self-perceived technique and kept on adding engine power along with aircraft pitch manipulations to salvage the aircraft from the bounce on landing, and gravely damaged the aircraft structure.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-90-DL in Bhopal

Date & Time: Sep 17, 1976 at 0921 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VT-AXC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bhopal - Indore
MSN:
20303
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Bhopal Airport, while in initial climb, the captain asked the copilot to raise the landing gear. Shortly later, he realized that the aircraft's speed was below the minimum control speed and that the aircraft was losing height. He asked the copilot to lower the gear but before the gear would fully extend in a down position, the airplane struck the ground and crash landed. All 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Shivpuri

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
41-18552
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4677
YOM:
1942
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the crew bailed out for unknown reason. Out of control, the aircraft dove into the ground and crashed. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Potez 62/1 in Datia: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 7, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ANQR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saigon – Calcutta – Jodhpur – Marseille – Paris
MSN:
4031/12
YOM:
1936
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport in the morning bound for Jodhpur. While flying over Madhya Pradesh, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field near Datia, killing all seven occupants.
Crew:
Hubert Robin, pilot,
Fernand Paujol, radio navigator,
Émile Schwager, engineer.