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Date:Friday 23 March 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3B4C
Operator:Luxor Air Egypt
Registration: SU-BMV
MSN: 20260/823
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:55500
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK2)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 175
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 182
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB) (   Liberia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
A Boeing 707-3B4C operated by Luxor Air Egypt suffered a landing accident at Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB), Liberia. All 175 passengers and seven crew members survived.
The airplane operated on a hadj charter flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Shortly before touchdown on Monrovia's runway 04, the crew lost visual contact with the ground. The airplane touched down hard and bounced. It came down again in a right-wing low attitude, causing the separation of engines no. 3 and 4. The 707 then went off the left side of the runway before crossing the runway again in a right hand motion before coming to rest.

Runway excursion

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photo of Boeing-707-3B4C-SU-BMV
accident date: 23-03-2001
type: Boeing 707-3B4C
registration: SU-BMV
photo of Boeing-707-3B4C-OD-AFE
accident date: 23-03-2001
type: Boeing 707-3B4C
registration: OD-AFE

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 Monrovia-Roberts International Airport as the crow flies is 5551 km (3469 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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