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Last updated: 23 June 2017
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Datum:Freitag 7 Januar 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-68B
Fluggesellschaft:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Kennzeichen: HZ-AAU
Werknummer: 182
Baujahr: 1954
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Jeddah International Airport (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Linienflug
Flug von:Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Convair returned to Jeddah with a no. 2 engine failure. On final approach to runway 33L, the flaps got stuck at 17 degrees. On rollout, with the no. 1 engine in reverse, the aircraft ran off the left side of the runway. The nosegear struck an asphalt mound and collapsed.
The engine problems caused by a no. 1 cylinder exhaust valve held in the open position.
CAUSE: Pilot unaware of hydraulic system failure.

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