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Last updated: 28 February 2020
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Date:Monday 3 January 1994
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321C
Operator:Trans Arabian Air Transport - TAAT
Registration: ST-AMF
C/n / msn: 19367/637
First flight: 1967-10-18 (26 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Narrative:
A tire and wheel brake unit failed during taxi to the runway at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During take-off at 110 kt the crew noticed a tire burst and rejected the take-off. During abort, the tires and wheels failed, rubber remnants and hydraulic fluid ignited. The fire was extinguished by the fire rescue services after the aircraft stopped on the runway.

Classification:
Tire failure
Runway mishap

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/94


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Distance from Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 4469 km (2793 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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