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Last updated: 23 July 2019
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Date:Monday 8 July 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-68
Operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: HZ-AAZ
C/n / msn: 219
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of Dhahran International Airport (DHA) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
Destination airport:Dhahran International Airport (DHA/OEDR), Saudi Arabia
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after aborting the approach for the third time in conditions of bad visibility due to blowing dust.

Sources:
» The Times-News - Jul 9, 1968


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Distance from Bahrain International Airport to Dhahran International Airport as the crow flies is 48 km (30 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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