Aviation Photo #1418510 Lockheed L-1011-385-1-15 TriStar 200 - Untitled

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    Lockheed L-1011-385-1-15 TriStar 200
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed
    193S-1169
    HZ-AHK
    Riyadh - King Khalid International
    Saudi Arabia
    August 1982
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Anonymous
10 years ago
I remember this one. I had a friend from Middle East Airlines who told stories about bedouins who insisted in lighting fires aboard to brew their coffee or tea. This one succeeded.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Iwonder what happened to it... it looks like king kong was eating it for breakfast... great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That must be close to Jeddah Airport, where years ago a 1011 on a pilgrimage trip burnt and killed a lot of peaople inside
Anonymous
10 years ago
Man, looks like someone took big bites out of it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I really like the spooky feeling of this shot! Excellent...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot,however, it was a sad ending for this L-1011. I understand that in 1980, this ex- Saudi Arabian Airlines jet caught fire during the landing procedure, killing at least 134 souls. The whole fuselage and engine 2 were completely destroyed by the fire.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Convertible type... XD
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, how about some info on what happened to this aircraft!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This aircraft suffered an inflight fire, made a safe landing but all 301 persons on board died, date August 19th, 1980. It was a bizarre episode, my deepest sentiments to all who lost their loved ones.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hey, nice cabrio...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's very sad to see any aircraft in such a condition... Still, however, a great picture, I enjoy it a lot. :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Aha, this is the little known Tristar Cabriolet, it didn't really catch on....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Haha.... of course that is from Saudi Arabia! haha... cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very sad view. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
So sad to see a beautiful girl like this relegated to the desert with her s-curve torn and burned out. 5* for this great requiem for a magnificent airplane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ka-boom
Anonymous
10 years ago
A very sad but striking photo of what happens when things go terribly wrong. A freak accident....pilot landed the plane, but nobody got out alive.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This incident was re-enacted for training purposes. It was an experienced Captain, and a brand new young f/o (clueless) and an old legally blind f/e. They had a cabin fire and the captain elected to continue to the destination airport as it was the closest. He kept getting frantic calls from the cabin crew about the fire, and they started losing systems. The F/e had to wear SUPER thick glasses, AND used a hand held magnifying glass to read the gauges. They made it to the runway.. but the F/E had closed the outflow valves (override) and the cabin remained pressurized.. which meant that the doors could NOT be opened. The captain rolled the plane all the way down the runway.. away from the rescue vehicles, and finally came to a stop. They ALL died. Had proper procedures been followed, this was a very survivable incident, but the F/e locked up the pressure vessel and the Captain didn't get the plane stopped as fast as possible. When I went through training on the L-1011 in MIA, we saw this video at the Pan Am Flight Academy. It is quite sad.
Anonymous
10 years ago
In flght fire,the pilot managed to land the plane safely,but no immediate evacuation,the captain stll wanted to brng the plane near the termnal, in short, he delayed the evac, as a result: death of everyone on board. how sad...
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the most tragic accidents of all time, least for the high number of deaths than for the fact that all this terrible loss of human life in such horrible ways could well have been avoided. Great shot though.
Anonymous
9 years ago
There is a story that this was delayed landing due to a royal flight needing 20 minutes clearance corridor at Old Riyadh airport. They disposed of it by digging a great big hole in the ground and simply buried it though the tail caused problems and was broken to cover the entire aircraft.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The picture needs to be seen so someday we the family might get the truth, so many different stories of how this plane accident happen and why it didn't have a different outcome. my father was on that plane one of the americans, great guy we miss him.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I was living in Riyadh when this happened, not far at all from the end of the airport runway. They towed the aircraft to the side of the taxiway and for many years afterw2ards you would taxi past it when going for take off or landing. No wonder the captains used to say "We will be landing in 10 minutes insh'allah" (god willing). It was a very sobering reminder that aviation can be a dangerous business when things go wrong. To the American poster from Feb 22, sympathies on the loss of your father in the accident mate.
2 years ago
All passengers died from smoke before the fire broke out,including the crew,God have mercy
On their soul,it was a real tragedy.

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