Vliegtuigongeval op 22 DEC 1980 met Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 200 HZ-AHJ - Qatar
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 22 december 1980
Tijd:23:12 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registratie: HZ-AHJ
Constructienummer: 1161
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 271
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 291
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:boven Qatar (   Qatar)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dhahran International Airport (DHA/OEDR), Saudi-Arabië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Vluchtnummer: 162
Flight SV162 experienced an explosive decompression of the cabin while climbing through 29.000 feet over international waters near the State of Qatar. The aircraft had departed Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and was enroute to Karachi, Pakistan. An emergency descent was initiated and a successful landing was made at Doha International Airport in Qatar. Two passengers were killed when they were ejected from the aircraft through a hole in the cabin floor which had resulted from the forces of explosive decompression.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Presidency of Civil Aviation determines that the probable cause of this accident was an in-flight, fatigue failure of a main landing gear inboard wheel flange resulting in the rupture of the aircraft's pressure hull and explosive decompression. The failure of the flange,was the result of the failure of the B.F. Goodrich Company and the Lockheed Aircraft Company to properly assess the safety hazard associated with the type of wheels installed on aircraft HZ-AHJ. Contributing to the accident was the lapse of effective quality control procedures by the B.F. Goodrich Company and the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to provide adequate surveillance of the manufacturer."

» ICAO Circular 178-AN/111(151-170)
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-81-1/5


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dhahran International Airport en Karachi International Airport bedraagt 1701 km (1063 miles).

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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