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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 15 December 1953
Type:Vickers 634 Viking 1B
Operator:Misrair
Registration: SU-AFK
C/n / msn: 213
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Cairo-Almaza Airport (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ), Egypt
Destination airport:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX), Egypt
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff for a flight to Luxor.

Sources:
» The Calgary Herald - Dec 15, 1953


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Distance from Cairo-Almaza Air Base to Luxor Airport as the crow flies is 506 km (316 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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