Narrative:An in-flight explosion after leaving Karachi blew a 2 m x 2 m hole in the right rear cargo hold no.4 and caused a loss of cabin pressure. An emergency descent to 5000 feet was made and the aircraft returned to Karachi.
|Date:||Wednesday 18 January 1984|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 246|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 261 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||113 km (70.6 mls) W of Karachi ( Pakistan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan|
|Destination airport:||Dhahran International Airport (DHA/OEDR), Saudi Arabia|
Flight AF171 originated in Manila, Philippines and was heading for Paris, France with en route stops at Bangkok, Thailand, Karachi, Pakistan and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Forced landing on runway
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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 Karachi International Airport to Dhahran International Airport as the crow flies is 1701 km (1063 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.