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Date of Accident:19 August 1980Help
Airline:Saudi Arabian Airlines   Help
Aircraft:Lockheed L-1011-1 Tristar   Help
Location:Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaHelp
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Flight Number:163Help
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Engine Manufacturer:Rolls RoyceHelp
Engine Model:RB211-524B2-02Help
Year of Delivery:1979Help
Accident Description:The crew reported a fire shortly after takeoff from Riyadh. After returning to the airport and making a successful emergency landing, the cabin crew was unable to open the doors due to an electrical failure. 15 minutes later, when rescuers finally opened the first door, all aboard had died of smoke inhalation.
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