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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 16 February 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic B743 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-368
Operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: HZ-AIS
C/n / msn: 23270/645
First flight: 1986-05-19 (24 years 9 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 260
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 277
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED/OEMA), Saudi Arabia
Narrative:
A Boeing 747-368, HZ-AIS, sustained substantial damage in a taxiway excursion after landing at Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED), Saudi Arabia. There were no injuries to the 260 passengers and 17 crewmembers onboard, but the airplane was substantially damaged.
Saudi flight SV817 had just landed on runway 17 and exited the runway at taxiway B. It then entered a sandy area. The main undercarriage dug in, causing the no. 1 and 2 engine to contact the ground.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport to Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport as the crow flies is 703 km (440 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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