Date & Time: Sep 24, 1972 at 0646 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Frankfurt – Rome – Beirut – Tehran – Bombay – Bangkok – Tokyo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On approach to Bombay by night, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with rain falls and limited visibility to 1,500 meters. Following a succession of errors, the crew completed the approach to Bombay-Juhu Airport runway 08 (1,143 meters long) instead of Bombay-Santa Cruz International Airport runway 09. After touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest in flames into a ravine. All 122 occupants were evacuated, 9 of them were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.