Date & Time: Dec 3, 2014 at 1757 LT
Type of aircraft:
American King Air
Landing (descent or approach)
Heraklion – Hurghada – Riyadh
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a ferry flight from Heraklion to Riyadh with an intermediate stop in Hurghada, Egypt. On final approach to Riyadh-King Khaled Airport, at an altitude of about 600 feet, the left engine lost power and failed, followed 10 seconds later by the right engine. The crew reported his situation to ATC when the aircraft lost height, impacted ground and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest against a pile of rocks. One of the pilot suffered a broken wrist while the second pilot escaped uninjured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Double engine failure on approach due to fuel exhaustion. It was determined that the crew miscalculated the fuel consumption for the flight from Hurghada to Riyadh.