Alia Royal Jordanian Flight 600 was a scheduled passenger flight from Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan to Seeb International Airport, Muscat, Oman, via Doha International Airport in Qatar. On 14 March 1979 it was being operated by a Boeing 727-2D3 jet airliner registered in Jordan as JY-ADU when, while carrying out a missed approach to Runway 34 at Doha at night, it flew into a thunderstorm, causing the aircraft to drop 750 feet (230 m) into the ground. Sixty-four people were on board; of the 15 crew four died and two were seriously injured and 41 passengers were killed and six seriously injured; the aircraft was destroyed.
|Date||14 March 1979|
|Summary||Microburst-induced wind shear|
|Site||Doha International Airport, Doha, Qatar|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 727-2D3|
|Aircraft name||The City of Petra|
|Operator||Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines|
|Flight origin||Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Amman, Jordan|
|Stopover||Doha International Airport (DIA/OTBD), Doha, Qatar|
|Destination||Seeb International Airport (MCT/OOMS) Muscat, Oman|
The accident was due to the encounter with a downburst related to the thunderstorm and the effects of which exceeded the performance capability of the aircraft.
The aircraft was a three-engined Boeing 727-2D3 jet airliner registered JY-ADU with Boeing line number 1061, it first flew on 26 July 1974 in the United States and was delivered to Alia Royal Jordanian on 14 August 1974.
- Roach, John; Eastwood, Tony (1992). Jet Airliner Production List. West Drayton, England: The Aviation Hobby Shop. ISBN 0-907178-43-X.