Narrative:Flight 803 departed Seoul (SEL) on a flight to Tripoli (TIP) with intermediate stops at Bangkok (BKK) and Jeddah (JED). Weather was poor as the aircraft approached Tripoli. Visibility was varying between 100-800 feet and the runway 27 ILS had been reported unserviceable. On final approach to runway 27 the aircraft crashed short of the runway, striking 4 houses and a number of cars.
|Date:||27 JUL 1989|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30|
|C/n / msn:|| 47887/125|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Total airframe hrs:||49025|
|Engines:|| 3 General Electric CF6-50C2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 18|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 181|
|Total:||Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 199 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia|
|Destination airport:||Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya|
» Flight International 26.08.1989 (p.9)
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Distance from Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 2820 km (1762 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.