Date & Time: Jan 11, 1999 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Hindustan Aeronautics HAL-748
Landing (descent or approach)
Arakkoram – Tambaram
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Arakkonam-Rajali NAS, en route to Tambaram AFB, the pilot contacted ATC and declared an emergency and reported major technical problems. He was cleared to return for an emergency landing. On final approach, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located 2,5 km short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.
It is believed that the crew lost control of the aircraft following the separation of the dome located on the top of the fuselage that was recovered about 500 metres from the main wreckage.