- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 01, 1978
Time: c 20:15
Location: Off Bandra, Maharashtra, India
Operator: Air India
Flight #: 855
Route: Bombay - Dubai
AC Type: Boeing B-747-237B
Registration: VT-EBD
cn / ln: 19959/124
Aboard: 213   (passengers:190  crew:23)
Fatalities: 213   (passengers:190  crew:23)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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