Accident Airbus A300B4-203 AP-BBA, Monday 1 March 2004
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Date:Monday 1 March 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A300B4-203
Owner/operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-BBA
MSN: 114
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:General Electric CF6-50C2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 273
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN)
Destination airport:Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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.


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