- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 14, 1990
Time: 13:03
Location: Near Bangalore, India
Operator: Indian Airlines
Flight #: 605
Route: Bombay - Bangalore
AC Type: Airbus A320-231
Registration: VT-EPN
cn / ln: 079
Aboard: 146   (passengers:139  crew:7)
Fatalities: 92   (passengers:87  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: On final approach, the aircraft descended below the normal approach profile until it hit the ground 2,300 ft. short and 200 ft. to the right of the runway centerline. The co-pilot's (in this case check captain's) flight director was left in the Open Descent Idle Mode instead of the Vertical Speed Mode, the prescribed setting for an approach and landing.The aircraft could not maintain the correct flight path at idle power. Failure of the crew to realize the gravity of the situation and respond immediately towards proper action of moving the throttles, even after the radio altitude call-outs.
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