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Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163
A description of the disastrous end of Saudi Arabian Airline flight 163.
# 60672 | 1,138 words | 3 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper describes the emergency that took place on Saudi Arabian Airline flight 163, the response of the pilot and cabin crew that followed and the lack of leadership that caused the death of every single passenger on the plane in spite of a safe landing.

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"Just before 10:00 p.m., on August 19, 1980, Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163 departed Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport after a flight from Karachi, Pakistan ("Wikipedia", 2004). There were 287 passengers and 14 crewmembers aboard the L1011 aircraft that was bound for Jiddah. The aircraft was climbing through 15,000 feet, approximately seven minutes into the flight when both aural and visual indicators alerted the crew that there was smoke in the aft cargo compartment of the plane (Kilroy, 2004). Despite a safe landing, due to the lack of leadership and prudent actions by the Captain, all aboard perished due to poisoning from the noxious smoke."

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