Airbus A-300 Emergency Landing in India

From:         ditka!sgiblab!ibmpa!austin.ibm.com!venu
Date:         17 Nov 93 15:34:38 PST
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I just saw this message on misc.news.southasia

This News also appeared in Deccan Herald, the English Daily
published from Bangalore.  (Dated Nov 16, 1993)


MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FOR 257 ON BOARD
IA AIRBUS CRASH-LANDS IN FIELD
MADRAS - All the 247 passengers and 10 crew members of an Indian Airlines
flight from Madras to New Delhi had a miraculous escape this morning when 
the plane force-landed in a paddy-field near Tirupati.
The Airbus A-300, which took off at 6 a.m. could not land at Hyderabad due 
to poor visibility and was returning to Madras when its flaps failed to 
function. The aircraft started loosing height and Captain R.P. Bhalla, who 
was in command, made an emergency landing in a field near Venkatagiri, as 
the Tirupati airfield is too small for an A-300 to land. No one was hurt.


ps.  IA ->  Indian Airlines


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