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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 21 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 23 August 2001
Time:22:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic B743 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-368
Operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: HZ-AIO
C/n / msn: 23266/624
First flight: 1985-10-09 (15 years 11 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia
Destination airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Flightnumber:3830
Narrative:
The Boeing 747 rolled into a drainage ditch and toppled forward causing the severe damage to the nose section. The aircraft was taxied to the departure gate to board 319 passengers for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Reportedly, the aircraft was being taxied by a ground engineer on the no. 2 and 3 engines. When trying to make a turn brakes and steering had no effect and the aircraft continued into the ditch. It is said that the aux hydraulic pumps switches were in the off position.

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Sources:
» AP
» Bill Harms


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Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport as the crow flies is 7031 km (4394 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.
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