Date & Time: Mar 1, 2004 at 0140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Jeddah - Quetta
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll on runway 34 at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz Airport, ATC informed the crew about a fire on the left main gear. The captain rejected takeoff and was able to stop the aircraft within the remaining distance. All 273 occupants evacuated safely but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that both tyres on the left main gear burst during the takeoff roll. Debris punctured a fuel tank in the left wing and other parts were ingested by the left engine.