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Fatal crashes in Saudi Arabia and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Saudi Arabia
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2004
11 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Near Jeddah
Airline Transport
Ilyushin II-76TD (ER-IBW)
 7
 1 /  0
2001
15 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Medina
Vnukovo Airlines
Tupolev 154M (RA-85619)
 174
 3 /  0
1999
2 Oct
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Aramco Associated Company
Bell 214ST helicopter (N704H)
 20
 12 /  0
1991
11 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Nationair (chartered by Nigeria Airways)
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Super 61 (C-GMXQ)
 261
 261 /  0
1991
21 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Ras-al-Mishab
Military - Royal Saudi Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (469)
 98
 98 /  0
1991
31 Jan
Saudi Arabia
Near Ras Al Khafji
Lockheed AC-130H Hercules
Military - U.S. Air Force (69-6567)
 13
 13 /  0
1986
25 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Arar
Iraqi Airways
Boeing B-737-270C (YI-AGJ)
 106
 63 /  0
1980
15 Sep
Saudi Arabia
Near Medina
Military - Royal Saudi Air Force
Lockheed C-130E (453)
 89
 89 /  0
1980
19 Aug
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Lockheed 1011-200 TriStar (HZ-AHK)
 301
 301 /  0
1976
1 Jan
Saudi Arabia
Near Al Qaysumah
Middle East Airlines
Boeing B-720B-023B (OD-AFT)
 82
 82 /  0
1968
8 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Near Dhahran
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Convair CV-340-68B (HZ-AAZ)
 11
 11 /  0
1967
24 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Khamis Mushait
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (HZ-AAM)
 17
 16 /  0
1967
11 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Jedda
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (HZ-AAJ)
 18
 17 /  0
1964
13 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas C-47A (HZ-AAN)
 2
 2 /  0
1964
17 Apr
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Middle East Airlines
Sud Aviation Caravelle 3 (OD-AEM)
 49
 49 /  0
1956
30 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation (54-0165)
 41
 15 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly. --- See all
2016
5 Aug
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Emirates
Boeing 777-31H (A6-EMW)
 300
 0 /  1
2016
19 May
Egypt
175 miles off the Egyptian coast
EgyptAir
Airbus A320-232 (SU-GCC)
 66
 66 /  0
2015
31 Oct
Egypt
Near Hasna
Metrojet
Airbus A321-231 (EI-ETJ)
 224
 224 /  0
2012
7 Oct
Sudan
Near Omdurman
Military - Sudanese Air Force
Antonov An-12BP (ST-ASA)
 22
 15 /  0
2012
19 Aug
Sudan
Talodi
Alfa Airlines
Antonov An-26-100 (ST-ARL)
 32
 32 /  0
2010
3 Sep
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
United Parcel Service- UPS
Boeing B747-44AF (N571UP)
 2
 2 /  0
2010
14 Feb
Republic of Yemen
Near Saada
Military - Yemeni Arm
Helicopter? (?)
 11
 11 /  2
2009
21 Oct
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah
Azzi
Boeing 707-330C (ST-AKW)
 6
 6 /  0
2009
20 Feb
Egypt
Luxor
Aerolift
Antonov 12V (S9-SVN)
 5
 5 /  0
2008
13 Nov
Iraq
Fallujah
Falcon Aviation Group
Antonov An-12 (S9-SAO)
 7
 7 /  0
2008
3 Sep
United Arab Emirates
Off Dubai
Aerogulf
Bell 212 (A6-AVL)
 7
 7 /  0
2008
30 Jun
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Ababeel Aviaition
Ilysushin Il-76TD (ST-WTB)
 4
 4 /  0
2008
27 Jun
Sudan
Near Malakal
Juba Air Cargo
Antonov 12BK (ST-ARN)
 8
 7 /  0
2008
10 Jun
Sudan
Khartoum
Sudan Airways
Airbus A-310-324 (ST-ATN)
 214
 32 /  0
2008
2 May
Sudan
Near Rumbek
Southern Sudan Air Connection
Beechcraft 1900C (5Y-FLX)
 24
 24 /  0
2007
8 Nov
Sudan
Khartoum
Juba Air Cargo
Antonov 12 (ST-JUA)
 4
 0 /  2
2007
22 Aug
Iraq
Near Kirkuk
Military - U.S. Army
UH-60 Blackhawk helilcopter (?)
 14
 14 /  0
2007
6 May
Egypt
Near El-Thamad
Military - French Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (742/CB)
 9
 9 /  0
2007
20 Jan
Iraq
Near Baghdad
Military - US Army
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk (?)
 12
 12 /  0
2007
9 Jan
Iraq
Near Balad Air Base
Moldovan Aeriantur-M Air Cargo
Antonov 26B-100 (ER-26068)
 35
 34 /  0
2006
7 Jan
Iraq
Near Tal Afar
Military - US Army
UH-60L Black Hawk (91-26346)
 12
 12 /  0
2005
2 Jun
Sudan
Khartoom
Marsland Aviation
Antonov AN-24B (ST-WAL)
 42
 7 /  0
2005
21 Apr
Iraq
Near Baghdad
Military - Bulgarian
Mil Mi-8 (?)
 11
 11 /  0
2005
3 Feb
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Air West
Ilyushin 76TD (ST-EWB)
 7
 7 /  0
2005
30 Jan
Iraq
Near Al Taji
Military - Royal Air Force
Lockheed Hercules C.1 (XV179)
 10
 10 /  0
2005
26 Jan
Iraq
Rutbah
Military - U.S. Marines
CH53E Sea Stallion (164536)
 31
 31 /  0
2004
5 Oct
Sudan
Kaduqli
Sarit Airlines
Antonov AN-12 (ST-SAF)
 4
 4 /  0
2004
11 May
Sudan
Dalang
El Magal Aviation
Antonov AN-12 (ST-SIG)
 7
 7 /  0
2004
6 May
Sudan
Jiech
Charter - Air Cush
Let 410UVP (9XR-DC)
 10
 6 /  0
2004
10 Feb
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah
Kish Airlines
Fokker F-50 (EP-LCA)
 46
 43 /  0
2004
3 Jan
Egypt
Off Sharm el Sheikh
Flash Air
Boeing B-737-3Q8 (SU-ZCF)
 148
 148 /  0
2003
15 Nov
Iraq
Mosul
Military - U.S. Army
UH-60 Black Hawk / UH-60 Black Hawk (? / ?)
 22
 17 /  0
2003
2 Nov
Iraq
Near Hasi
Military - U.S. Army
CH-47 Chinook (?)
 36
 15 /  0
2003
8 Jul
Sudan
Port Sudan
Sudan Airways
Boeing 737-2J8C (ST-AFK)
 117
 117 /  0
2001
4 Apr
Sudan
Adar Yeil
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov AN-24 (?)
 30
 14 /  0
2000
23 Aug
Bahrain
Off Manama
Gulf Air
Airbus A320-212 (A4O-EK)
 143
 143 /  0
2000
26 Jul
Jordan
Mafraq
Military - Royal Jordanian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (348)
 13
 13 /  0
1999
10 Dec
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (63-7854)
 94
 3 /  0
1999
3 Jun
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov 32 (?)
 50
 50 /  0
1998
17 Jul
Eritrea
Asmara
Ukraine Aviation Transport Company
Ilyushin II-76 (UR-UCI)
 10
 10 /  0
1998
13 Jul
United Arab Emirates
Off Rasal
ATI Aircompany
Ilyushin 76MD (UR-76424)
 8
 8 /  0
1998
12 Feb
Sudan
Near Nasir
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov AN-32 (?)
 57
 27 /  0
1997
15 Dec
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah
Tajikistan Airlines
Tupolev TU-154 (EY-85281)
 86
 85 /  0
1997
4 Feb
Israel
Northern Israel
Military - Israel Air Force /Military - Israel Air Force
Sikorsky CH53D / Sikorsky CH53D (357 / 903)
 73
 73 /  0
1996
3 May
Sudan
Near Haj Yousif
Federal Airlines
Antonov AN-24 (ST-FAG)
 53
 53 /  0
1996
26 Feb
Sudan
Near Jabal Awliya
Military - Sudanese Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (?)
 91
 91 /  0
1994
14 Apr
Iraq
Northern Iraq
Military - U.S. Army / Military U.S. Army
Sikorsky UH-60 / Sikorsky UH-60 (8726000/8826060)
 26
 26 /  0
1993
7 Jun
Sudan
Near Ariab
Sasco Air Lines
Cessna 404 Titan (ST-AID)
 11
 11 /  0
1992
14 Jul
Republic of Yemen
Near Bir Fadl
Military - Unified Yemen Air Force
Antonov An-12 (?)
 57
 57 /  0
1991
5 May
Sudan
Near Awell
Nile Safaris Aviation
Cessna 404 Titan II (ST-AHX)
 8
 8 /  0
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