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Crash of a Cessna 560XL Citation Excel in Aligarh

Date & Time: Aug 27, 2019
Operator:
Registration:
VT-AVV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
New Delhi - Aligarh
MSN:
560-5259
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane departed New Delhi-Palam Airport on a positioning flight to Aligarh-Dhanipur Airport for maintenance purposes. On final approach, the airplane struck power cable then landed hard on runway 11/29. Out of control, it veered off runway and came to rest in flames in a grassy area. All six occupants escaped without injuries while the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90 King Air near Mainpuri: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2001 at 1331 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
VT-EFF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
New Delhi - Kanpur
MSN:
LJ-705
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
1596
Circumstances:
En route from New Delhi to Kanpur, the crew reported over Aligarh. Short of next reporting point Kadas, the aircraft was about 10 miles right of track for which the permission was obtained and the pilot requested for a direct routing to Kanpur. About 10 minutes later, at an altitude of 14,000 feet, while cruising in bad weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent, partially disintegrated in the air and eventually crashed in an open field near Mainpuri. All eight occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
While in cruising altitude, the crew encountered severe updrafts while flying in thunderstorm activity. Following a possible abrupt and abnormal manoeuvre, the crew lost control of the airplane that entered a spiral dive, resulting in an in-flight break up due to aerodynamic overload, leading to a total loss of control followed with a heavy impact with the ground.
Final Report:

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E9D in Kanpur

Date & Time: May 18, 1996 at 0738 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VT-ETB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
New Delhi - Kanpur
MSN:
92 27 02
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8237
Circumstances:
Archana Airways L-410 aircraft VT-ETB was operating a scheduled flight from Delhi to Kanpur civil aerodrome on 18.05.96. The flight from Delhi to Kanpur was uneventful. The aircraft took-off from Delhi with 19 persons including three flight crew. During landing, the aircraft touched down late and could not be stopped within the available runway length and went beyond the runway. The aircraft hit the boundary wall of the airport and came to halt. The aircraft sustained major damages. There was no fire and no injury to persons on board the aircraft.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused due to late touchdown at higher aircraft touchdown speed as a result of which the aircraft overshot the runway and suffered damage by impact with boundary wall.
The following contributing factors were reported:
- Wrong selection of runway,
- Overloading of aircraft,
- Non-deployment of spoilers,
- Lower visibility conditions than the required,
- Disregard of procedures, regulations and instructions on part of the pilot.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar in Agra: 46 killed

Date & Time: Feb 22, 1980
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Agra - Agra
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
43
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
46
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a local training mission carrying four crew members and 43 paratroopers. During the takeoff roll, the captain decided to precipitate the rotation due to the presence of a cyclist on the runway. The aircraft took off but due to an insufficient speed, stalled and crashed. A paratrooper was seriously injured while 46 other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar in Agra: 20 killed

Date & Time: Jun 29, 1969
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Agra - Nagpur
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Agra Airport, while climbing in poor weather conditions, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a field located in Burhere, some 27 km from Agra. All 20 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Vickers 768D Viscount near Agra: 18 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 1963 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VT-DIO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Madras – Nagpur – New Delhi
MSN:
192
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
On 10 September 1963, Viscount aircraft VT-DIO was on a scheduled domestic flight, operating the Night Air Mail Service on the route Madras - Nagpur - New Delhi. It took off from Madras at 2240 hours Indian standard time and the flight to Nagpur was uneventful. The aircraft took off from Nagpur with another crew at 0237 hours on 11 September. Communications difficulties were encountered commencing at 0258 hours; the last message known to be sent by the aircraft was at 0336 hours; at that time VT-DIO was flying normally at an altitude of 16 500 ft, the sky was clear and the estimated time of arrival to the Delhi Control boundary was given as 0405. There was enough fuel in the aircraft to maintain flight until 0950 hours. At approximately 0400 hours, the aircraft crashed in a field near village Patti, 15 miles from Agra. The impact resulted in immediate explosion and fire, all aboard being killed.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident could not be established. Although there is little substantial evidence to support the assumption, it is possible that a sudden malfunctioning of the auto-pilot and/or a sudden failure of the electrical power may have created conditions which made it impossible for the crew to retain control of the aircraft, thus causing it to lose height rapidly and crash to the ground.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Agra

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1955
Operator:
Registration:
HJ250
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Agra Airport, the airplane hit the ground and crashed in flames few dozen yards short of runway threshold. All three crew members were rescued while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Agra: 11 killed

Date & Time: Jun 25, 1955
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Agra - Agra
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
In unknown circumstances, the airplane collided with a second Indian AF C-47 carrying a crew of eight. Both aircraft went out of control and crashed, killing all 19 occupants.