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Last updated: 19 December 2018
Date:Sunday 19 August 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-123B
Operator:Cyprus Airways
Registration: 5B-DAM
C/n / msn: 17628/7
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 58
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bahrain International Airport (BAH) (   Bahrain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
The aircraft bounced while landing on runway 30 and touched down again nosegear first. The nosegear collapsed and the aircraft veered to the side of the runway. The plane came to rest 15 feet right of the centerline.


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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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