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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Monday 18 February 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-136
Operator:British Airways
Registration: G-AWND
C/n / msn: 19764/107
First flight: 1971-01-20 (20 years 1 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuwait International Airport (KWI) (   Kuwait)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The aircraft was at Kuwait Airport during the Iraqi invasion of August 2, 1990 and blown up by Iraqi forces when allied forced intervened.

Destroyed on ground


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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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