31 Years ago today: On 27 July 1989 a Korean Air McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 crashed on approach to Tripoli; killing 75 out of 199 occupants.
|Date:||Thursday 27 July 1989|
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
|C/n / msn:||47887/125|
|Total airframe hrs:||49025|
|Engines:||3 General Electric CF6-50C2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 18|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 181|
|Total:||Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 199|
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 4|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2,4 km (1.5 mls) E of Tripoli International Airport (TIP) ( Libya)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia|
|Destination airport:||Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya|
Korean Air Flight 803 departed Seoul, South Korea on a flight to Tripoli, Libya with intermediate stops at Bangkok, Thailand and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Weather was poor as the aircraft approached Tripoli. Visibility was varying between 100-800 feet and the runway 27 ILS had been reported unserviceable. On final approach to runway 27 the aircraft crashed short of the runway, striking 4 houses and a number of cars.