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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Montag 1 März 2004
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Fluggesellschaft:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Kennzeichen: AP-BBA
Werknummer: 114
Baujahr: 1980-06-16 (23 years 9 months)
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 261
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 273
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabien
Flug nach:Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT), Pakistan
During a night-time takeoff, tires 1 and 2 on the main gear burst. The control tower informed the flight crew of a wheel fire. The takeoff was rejected and the crew applied reverse thrust. Many parts of the tires were ingested by the engines which sustained substantial damage. The left wing was also perforated behind the fuel tanks. The Airbus stopped at the end of runway 34 and the fire in the left main landing gear was extinguished. The airplane was insured for USD 3,000,000 and was declared constructive total loss.

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photo of Airbus-A300B4-203-AP-BBA
accident date: 01-03-2004
type: Airbus A300B4-203
registration: AP-BBA

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 Quetta Airport as the crow flies is 2910 km (1819 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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