Narrative:The DC-10, owned by Overseas National Airlines was leased by Saudia for hajj flights to Jeddah. On the return flight to Ankara, the crew were forced to divert because of poor weather at the destination. While on approach the aircraft reportedly suffered engine problems (no.1 engine fire) . The DC-10 made a heavy landing and careered off the runway.
|Date:||02 JAN 1976|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF|
|Operating for:||Saudi Arabian Airlines|
|Leased from:||Overseas National Airways - ONA|
|C/n / msn:|| 46825/81|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Engines:|| 3 General Electric CF6-50C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 361|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 373 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Istanbul Airport (IST) (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia|
|Destination airport:||Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jeddah International Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 2120 km (1325 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.