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Last updated: 18 January 2020
Date:Saturday 11 November 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-428FER
Operated by:ACT Airlines
On behalf of:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: TC-ACR
C/n / msn: 32866/1315
First flight: 2002-09-30 (15 years 2 months)
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-80C2B5FG01
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Maastricht/Aachen Airport (MST) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Maastricht/Aachen Airport (MST/EHBK), Netherlands
Destination airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Saudia Cargo flight 916 suffered a runway excursion during takeoff from runway 21 at Maastricht-Aachen Airport, the Netherlands. The aircraft, a Boeing 747-400F, was cleared for departure from runway 21 for a flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Shortly after initiating the takeoff roll, the aircraft swerved to the right. The flight crew was not able to regain directional control and the aircraft ran onto the grass where it was brought to a stop. Runway 21 has a Takeoff Distance Available (TODA) of 2500 meters.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Status: Investigation ongoing

Runway excursion

» Gestrande Boeing in Maastricht pas tegen de zomer klaar (, 20 March 2018)

METAR Weather report:
22:25 UTC / 23:25 local time:
EHBK 112225Z AUTO 25003KT 210V300 8000 BKN040 OVC044 05/05 Q1011

22:55 UTC / 23:55 local time:
EHBK 112255Z AUTO 22004KT 200V260 3600 -DZ FEW029 SCT033 OVC038 05/05 Q1010


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