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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
Date:Thursday 30 June 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 1E
Operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-ACG
C/n / msn: 2118
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kuwait International Airport (KWI) (   Kuwait)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
Flightnumber: 32
The Trident crash-landed 3,5 miles short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "High rate of descent and non-observance of Company regulations. Corrective action carried out in calling for 10500 rpm was not sufficient to re-establish level flight. A further demand for additional power was given too late to be of any use."


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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