Unfallbericht:Saudi Arabian Airlines had withdrawn fifteen L-1011 TriStar planes from use in 1999. All planes were bought by Regency Projects. The company started to dismantle one of the planes at Taif Airport (TIF).
|Datum:||23 AUG 2008|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 200|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Triebwerk:|| 3 Rolls Royce RB211-524B2|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0 |
|Opfer am Boden:||Todesopfer: 4|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Taif Airport (TIF) (Saudi Arabien)
|Flugphase:|| Stehendes (STD)|
The company workers while dismantling parts of the plane using an electrical saw to separate components of the wing from each other, including the fuel tank without verifying that the tank had no remnants of fuel and emptied it properly, consequently the fire broke out and the tank exploded leading to the death of four workers and the injury of another one.
» General Authority for Civil Aviation announces plane's fire (Saudi Press Agency, 23-8-2008)
» General Authority for Civil Aviation clarifies reason of plane fire (Saudi Press Agency, 24-8-2008)
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.