- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 14, 1972
Time: c 20:20
Location: Near New Delhi, India
Operator: Japan Air Lines
Flight #: 471
Route: Bangkok - Delhi
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
Registration: JA8012
cn / ln: 45860/213
Aboard: 87   (passengers:76  crew:11)
Fatalities: 82   (passengers:72  crew:10)
Ground: 4
Summary: The aircraft crashed short of the runway. Indian officials claimed the crash was caused by a disregard for prescribed procedures in abandoning all instrument references before making visual contact with the runway. Japanese investigators claimed a false glide path signal was responsible for the descent into terrain.
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