Accident Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-219 Srs. 2 H-2175,
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Date:Monday 11 January 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-219 Srs. 2
Owner/operator:Defence Research and Development Org.
Registration: H-2175
MSN: 569
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,5 km from Arakkonam Naval Air Station -   India
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Arakkonam Naval Air Station (VOAR)
Destination airport:Tambaram Air Base (VOTX)
The HAL-748 plane crashed in a dense forest, 2,5 km from the Arakkonam NAS. The HAL-748 was converted to carry a rotordome, which would ultimately house the in-built radar, on top. Preliminary reports suggest the dome collapsed on top of the aircraft, since the dome was found 2 km from the runway.


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