Unfallbericht:The Saudi Hercules flew 95 Senegalese soldiers back from pilgrimage to Mecca to their base at Rash Mishab (also referred to as Ras-al-Mishab). The soldiers were based in Saudi Arabia as part of the allied forces in the First Gulf War. Visibility was poor resulting from the clouds of smoke from the oil wells set ablaze in
|Datum:||21 MRZ 1991|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Lockheed C-130H Hercules|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Royal Saudi Air Force - RSAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 92 / Insassen: 95|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 98 / Insassen: 101 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe Rash Mishab (Saudi Arabien)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabien|
|Flug nach:||Rash Mishab (OERM), Saudi Arabien|
southern Kuwait by Iraqi troops.
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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 Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Rash Mishab as the crow flies is 1182 km (739 miles).
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.