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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Friday 7 March 1958
Type:Vickers 628 Viking 1B
Registration: SU-AGN
C/n / msn: 196
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manzala Lake (   Egypt)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
The Viking was approaching Cairo after a flight from Athens when bad weather forced the flight to divert to Port Said. On approach to Port Said, the aircraft crashed into Manzala Lake.



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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1109 km (693 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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