No, this isn’t a Stephen King novel you’re about to read. This actually happened.
Saudia Flight 163 took off on August 19th, 1980 and shortly after takeoff, a fire broke out on the flight. The plane landed safely, however, all 301 people on board had unfortunately passed away.
There were no visible flames upon touchdown of the plane, which took over 2 and a half minutes to come to a complete stop on the runway. Then when emergency personnel went to the plane, it was engulfed in flames.
Autopsies show that all died from smoke inhalation and not burns, which means they all died long before touchdown.
The flight harbored 14 crew members and 287 passengers. This was the deadliest aviation accident in Saudi arabia and the deadliest incident involving a Lockheed L-1011 in the world.