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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 1 March 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-BBA
MSN: 114
First flight: 1980-06-16 (23 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 261
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 273
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport: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.

Rejected takeoff
Runway mishap

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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 Networks 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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