ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-373C S2-ABQ Singapore-Paya Lebar Airport (SIN)
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Date:Thursday 3 April 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-373C
Operator:Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Registration: S2-ABQ
MSN: 19441/548
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Singapore-Paya Lebar Airport (SIN) (   Singapore)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport (SIN/WSAP), Singapore
Destination airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
The aircraft sank back on the runway with the gear retracted, after attaining a height of 100 feet. The Boeing slid for 2000 feet before coming to a halt off the right side of the runway. After lift-off, all 4 engines had lost power.
It was also deemed possible that the pilot had aborted the takeoff too late after false engine indications.
The aircraft carried the name "City of Bayezed Bostami".

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion


photo of Boeing-707-373C-S2-ABQ
accident date: 03-04-1980
type: Boeing 707-373C
registration: S2-ABQ

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 Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport to Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport as the crow flies is 2873 km (1796 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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