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Non hull-loss
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 18 enero 1984
Tipo:Boeing 747
Operador:Air France
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 246
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 261
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:113 km (70.6 milles) W of Karachi (   Pakistán)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dhahran International Airport (DHA/OEDR), Arabia Saudita
Número de Vuelo:AF171
Descripción:
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.
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.

Fuentes:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistical and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Karachi International Airport to Dhahran International Airport as the crow flies is 1701 km (1063 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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