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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Datum:zaterdag 1 februari 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-412F (SCD)
Operator:ACT Airlines
On behalf of:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registratie: TC-MCT
Constructienummer: 26559/1285
Bouwjaar: 2001-09-06 (18 years 5 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Plaats:Dammam-King Fahad International Airport (DMM) (   Saudi-ArabiŽ)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dammam-King Fahad International Airport (DMM/OEDF), Saudi-ArabiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ/LEZG), Spanje
Saudi Arabian Airlines flight 919, operated by ACT Airlines, suffered a tail strike on takeoff from Dammam-King Fahad International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
The aircraft, a Boeing 747-400F, took off from runway 16R at 02:36 local time. The aircraft climbed to 7000 feet and entered a holding pattern to the west of the airport. After holding for 17 minutes the flight crew decided to divert to Jeddah. The flight climbed in steps to FL180, landing safely at Jeddah at 05:16.


METAR Weather report:
00:00 UTC / 03:00 local time:
OEDF 010000Z 13005KT 3000 BR NSC 11/08 Q1015 NOSIG=

23:00 UTC / 02:00 local time:
OEDF 312300Z 15005KT 3000 BR NSC 11/08 Q1015 NOSIG=


photo of Boeing-747-412F-TC-MCT
accident date: 01-02-2020
type: Boeing 747-412F (SCD)
registration: TC-MCT
photo of Boeing-747-412F-TC-MCT
accident date: 01-02-2020
type: Boeing 747-412F (SCD)
registration: TC-MCT

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from Flightradar24.
De afstand tussen Dammam-King Fahad International Airport en Zaragoza Airport bedraagt 4869 km (3043 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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