Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Date:Sunday 29 March 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-329
Registration: OO-SJA
C/n / msn: 17623/78
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 118
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU) (   Belgium) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium
Destination airport:?
An uncontained no. 3 engine failure and fire forced the crew to return to the airport for an overweight emergency landing. The pilot, afraid that the aircraft couldn't be stopped on the runway, steered the Boeing off the side of the runway.
The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and withdrawn from use at Brussels.

» Bill Harms


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