Air India Flight 855

Air India Flight 855Sunday January 1, 1978
Following a right turn, after taking off, the plane rolled to the left beyond 90 degrees, went into a steep dive, crashed and exploded in shallow water. Irrational control wheel inputs on the part of the captain after his attitude director indicator malfunctioned leading to complete loss of situational awareness.

Crash Details

DateSunday January 1, 1978
LocationOff Bandra, Maharashtra, India
Passengers190
Crew23
Fatalities213
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-747-237B
OperatorAir India
RegistrationVT-EBD
Flight OriginBombay
Flight Destination Dubai
Off Bandra, Maharashtra, India
Air India
Boeing B-747-237B
1978