Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 1 May 2012
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-605R
Operating for:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Leased from:Onur Air
Registration: TC-OAG
C/n / msn: 747
First flight: 1994-12-02 (17 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED/OEMA), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Flightnumber:2865
Narrative:
An Airbus A300B4-605R, TC-OAG, sustained damage in a nosegear-up landing at Jeddah International Airport (JED), Saudi Arabia. There were no injuries.
The airplane operated on a ferry flight from Madina (MED), Saudi Arabia carrying ten crew members.
During the approach to Jeddah, the nose gear did not lower. Fuel was burned off and the aircraft landed on the main gears with the nose gear retracted. The nose was lowered to the runway and the aircraft rolled/slid until the threshold of runway 34R. There was no post crash fire.


Sources:
» BEA


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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 Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport to Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport as the crow flies is 322 km (202 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.
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