Accident
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 22 décembre 1980
Heure:23:12 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 200
Compagnie:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Immatriculation: HZ-AHJ
Numéro de série: 1161
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 20
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 271
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 291
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:au dessus de Qatar (   Qatar)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Dhahran International Airport (DHA/OEDR), Arabie Saoudite
Aéroport de destination:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Numéro de vol: 162
Détails:
Flight SV162 experienced an explosive decompression of the cabin while climbing through 29.000 feet over international waters near the State of Qatar. The aircraft had departed Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and was enroute to Karachi, Pakistan. An emergency descent was initiated and a successful landing was made at Doha International Airport in Qatar. Two passengers were killed when they were ejected from the aircraft through a hole in the cabin floor which had resulted from the forces of explosive decompression.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Presidency of Civil Aviation determines that the probable cause of this accident was an in-flight, fatigue failure of a main landing gear inboard wheel flange resulting in the rupture of the aircraft's pressure hull and explosive decompression. The failure of the flange,was the result of the failure of the B.F. Goodrich Company and the Lockheed Aircraft Company to properly assess the safety hazard associated with the type of wheels installed on aircraft HZ-AHJ. Contributing to the accident was the lapse of effective quality control procedures by the B.F. Goodrich Company and the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to provide adequate surveillance of the manufacturer."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 178-AN/111(151-170)
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-81-1/5


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Dhahran International Airport et Karachi International Airport est de 1701 km (1063 miles).

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