Indian Airlines Flight 605

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Indian Airlines Flight 605
Indian Airlines Airbus A320 SDS-5.jpg
An Indian Airlines Airbus A320 similar to the one involved in the crash
Date14 February 1990 (1990-02-14)
SummaryControlled flight into terrain due to pilot error
SiteKarnataka Golf Club, near Bangalore Hindustan Airport
12°56′53″N 77°38′52″E / 12.9481°N 77.6478°E / 12.9481; 77.6478Coordinates: 12°56′53″N 77°38′52″E / 12.9481°N 77.6478°E / 12.9481; 77.6478
Aircraft typeAirbus A320-231
OperatorIndian Airlines
Flight originChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Bombay, India
DestinationHindustan 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.[1]

Flight[change | change source]

Flight 605 took off from Bombay Airport at 11:58 a.m. IST. The flight had 139 passengers and 7 crew members, including 4 infants.[2]

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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Final report" (PDF). Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.