Royal Jordanian plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares since 1970. The numbered events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.

    22 January 1973; Nigerian Airways 707-300; JY-ADO; Kano, Nigeria: The aircraft was on a nonscheduled international flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lagos, Nigeria, and diverted to Kano, Nigeria due to weather conditions at the intended destination. The aircraft landed nose wheel first, and the nose wheel collapsed. One of the main landing gear collapsed subsequently collapsed and the aircraft caught fire. Six of the nine crew members and 170 of the 193 passengers were killed. The passengers were Muslim pilgrims who had journeyed to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

    The aircraft was owned by Royal Jordanian Airlines, but the accident flight was a charter flight operated on behalf of Nigeria Airways, so this is considered by to be both a numbered event for Nigerian Airlines, and a significant for Royal Jordanian Airlines.

  1. 3 August 1975; Royal Jordanian 707-300; near Agadir, Morocco: The aircraft flew into high ground about 23 miles (37 km) from the airport while inbound on a flight from Paris. All seven crew members and 181 passengers were killed.

  2. 13 March 1979; Royal Jordanian 727-200; near Doha Airport, Qatar: The plane landed in the midst of a thunderstorm. The crash killed three of the 15 crew members and 42 of the 49 passengers were killed.
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