Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 11 July 2003
Time:06:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3J6C
Operator:Air Memphis
Registration: 5X-AMW
C/n / msn: 20723/879
First flight: 1974
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 (HK2/COM)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC) (   Bangladesh) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC/VGZR), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordan
Narrative:
The Boeing 707, operating on a flight for Z Airways, started it's takeoff roll on runway 14 until something forced the crew to abort the takeoff. The airplane overran the 3200m long runway by approx 450m. The nose gear collapsed and the 707 came to rest in a marsh.
Following the mishap, two Notams were issued:
A0229/03 - THR LGT AND SIMPLE APPROACH LGT FOR RWY32 WITHDRAWN TO PAVE THE RESCUE PATH FOR THE DISABLED ACFT 12 JUL 08:30 UNTIL 19 JUL 12:00
A0230/03 - DISABLED ACFT NOT YET REMOVED, ACFT PSN 1500 feet SE OF THR RWY-32 SLIGHTLY WEST OF EXTENDED CL OF RWY. ACFT TAIL HGT ABOUT 50 FT. PILOTS TO EXER CTN WHILE LDG AND TKOF 11 JUL 00:38 UNTIL 16 JUL 12:00


Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» News from Bangladesh


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JY-AJO was sold as 5X-AMW
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Map
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 Dhaka-Zia International Airport to Amman-Queen Alia International Airport as the crow flies is 5337 km (3335 miles).

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