Pakistan International Airlines Flight 740

Pakistan International Airlines Flight 740Monday November 26, 1979
After being airborne about a half an hour a cabin attendant reported a fire in the aft cabin area. Seventeen minutes later the aircraft crashed into a rocky desert while attempting an emergency landing. The blaze may have been started by a passenger possibly from a leaking kerosene stove carried aboard by a Haj pilgrim passenger.

Crash Details

DateMonday November 26, 1979
LocationNear At Ta'if, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Passengers145
Crew11
Fatalities156
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-340C
OperatorPakistan International Airlines
RegistrationAP-AWZ
Flight OriginJeddah
Flight Destination Karachi
Near At Ta'if, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Pakistan International Airlines
Boeing B-707-340C
1979