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Air India Flight AI855

एअर इंडिया विमान ए आई८५५

The above image is the actual image of the Air India Flight AI 855 Boeing 747-237B with Registration VT-EBD.

ACCIDENT SUMMARY
Date January 1, 1978
Summary Instrument malfunction, spatial disorientation, Pilot error (for being disoriented)
Site Arabian Sea, near Bombay, India
Passengers 190
Crew 23
Fatalities 213 (all)
Aircraft type Boeing 747-237B
Aircraft name Emperor Ashoka
Operator Air India
Registration VT-EBD
Flight origin Sahar International Airport
Bombay, India
Destination Dubai International Airport
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ABOUT
Air India Flight 855 was a scheduled passenger flight that crashed during the evening of New Years Day, January 1, 1978 about 3 km (1.9 mi) off the coast of Bandra, Bombay (now Mumbai), India. All 213 lives on board were lost. The crash is believed to have been caused by the captain having become spatially disoriented after the failure of one of the flight instruments in the cockpit.


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