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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Friday 7 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-68B
Operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: HZ-AAU
C/n / msn: 182
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jeddah International Airport (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Convair returned to Jeddah with a no. 2 engine failure. On final approach to runway 33L, the flaps got stuck at 17 degrees. On rollout, with the no. 1 engine in reverse, the aircraft ran off the left side of the runway. The nosegear struck an asphalt mound and collapsed.
The engine problems caused by a no. 1 cylinder exhaust valve held in the open position.
CAUSE: Pilot unaware of hydraulic system failure.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

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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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