Indian Airlines Flight 605
|Date||14 February 1990|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain due to pilot error|
|Site||Karnataka Golf Club, near Bangalore Hindustan Airport |
|Aircraft type||Airbus A320-231|
|Flight origin||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Bombay, India|
|Destination||Hindustan Airport, Bangalore, India|
Indian Airlines Flight 605 was a scheduled internal flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru. On 14 February 1990, the Airbus A320-231 (registered VT-EPN) flying the route crashed while trying to land, killing 92 of the 146 people.
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While trying to land, Flight 605 went below the glideslope, a way to measure the rate a plane is going down while landing. The flight touched down on a golf club and bounced up and back down. The aircraft then went over a 12-ft wall, making the engines and landing gear come off. Then the plane flew over a road and crashed in a grassy area.