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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121740
Last updated: 19 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-268ER
Owner/operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: HZ-AKG
MSN: 28350/119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 240
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Athens -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:WASHINGTON (IAD)
Destination airport:RIYADH (RUH)
A Boeing 777 of Saudia Arabian Airlines performing flight SV-038 with 240 passengers on board, taking off from Washington for Riyadh, made ​​an emergency landing at Athens airport on Thursday by a technical problem.

According to the Greek civil aviation, the pilot of the aircraft it has detected a hint of fire on board and asked permission to land in Athens.

"The Athens International Airport is on alert, the aircraft landed without problems and the passengers are safe and sound, "he told AFP Eleftherios Venizelos, an official of the communication department of the airport. The aircraft will undergo a review before heading to the final destination.




Photo of HZ-AKG courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
18 July 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

14-Apr-2011 13:07 LAURENCE Added
15-Apr-2011 03:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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