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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Date:Wednesday 4 December 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-281BSF
Operating for:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Leased from:Veteran Airline
Registration: EK74798
C/n / msn: 23698/667
First flight: 1986-12-13 (27 years)
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-50E2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Abuja International Airport (ABV) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Upon landing on runway 04, according to some reports, the plane suffered a runway excursion and ran into a maintenance area and stopped. There is said to be some damage to the left wing of the airplane. The airport was closed.

Runway excursion

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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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