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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Fecha:jueves 21 marzo 1991
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operador:Royal Saudi Air Force - RSAF
Registración: 469
Numéro de série: 4754
Año de Construcción: 1977
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 92 / Ocupantes: 95
Total:Fatalidades: 98 / Ocupantes: 101
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Rash Mishab (   Arabia Saudita)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Arabia Saudita
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rash Mishab (OERM), Arabia Saudita
The Saudi Hercules flew 95 Senegalese soldiers back from pilgrimage to Mecca to their base at Rash Mishab (also referred to as Ras-al-Mishab). The soldiers were based in Saudi Arabia as part of the allied forces in the First Gulf War. Visibility was poor resulting from the clouds of smoke from the oil wells set ablaze in southern Kuwait by Iraqi troops.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Rash Mishab as the crow flies is 1182 km (739 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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