Narrative:During a night-time take-off, tires 1 and 2 on the main gear burst. The control tower informed the flight crew of a wheel fire. The take-off was rejected and the crew applied reverse thrust. Many parts of the tires were ingested by the engines which sustained substantial damage. The left wing was also perforated behind the fuel tanks. The Airbus stopped at the end of runway 34 and the fire in the left main landing gear was extinguished. The airplane was insured for USD 3,000,000 and was declared constructive total loss.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||01 MAR 2004|
|Operator:||Pakistan International Airlines - PIA|
|C/n / msn:|| 114|
|First flight:|| 1980-06-16 (23 years 9 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 General Electric CF6-50C2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 261|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 273 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (Saudi Arabia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia|
|Destination airport:||Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT), Pakistan|
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Distance from Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Quetta Airport as the crow flies is 2910 km (1819 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.