Date & Time: Mar 7, 1999 at 0822 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Gwalior – New Delhi – Pokhran
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While descending to New Delhi-Indira Gandhi Airport runway 10, the crew encountered poor visibility due to thick fog and requested ATC assistance. On short final, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the aircraft struck successively a concrete water tank and power cables then crashed in the Pappankalan district, about 2,4 km short of runway. The aircraft and a building were destroyed. All 18 occupants were killed as well as three people on the ground.
The crew was completing the final approach below the minimum safe altitude in reduced visibility due to thick fog.