Saudi jet accident on runway

Monday, April 29, 2013
By George Hatcher


On April 28, 2013, a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-368ER HZ-AK16 struck a pole. According to another report, “The accident was caused after a chain connecting the aircraft to the vehicle snapped as it was pushing the plane back to prepare for takeoff”

One engine and a tire was damaged by the impact.

The accident occurred on the runway. Passengers disembarked and were sent home. Saudi Arabian flight information shows flight SV1036 leaving the gate at 15:02 and arriving at Riyadh at 21:06. This was probably the flight.

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