Last updated: 18 January 2017
Narrative:KLM Flight 823 departed Amsterdam on June 11 at 18:50 for a flight to Kuala Lumpur via Munich, Rome, Cairo, and Karachi. The Electra was approaching Cairo runway 34 when it crashed 4 km short of the runway threshold, at a point 60 m above threshold level.
|Date:||Monday 12 June 1961|
Lockheed L-188C Electra
|Operator:||KLM Royal Dutch Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 2019|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 29|
|Total:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 36 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4 km (2.5 mls) SE of Cairo International Airport (CAI) ( Egypt)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the pilot-in-command inattention to his instruments."
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
» L'UnitÓ, 13-6-1961
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 2135 km (1335 miles).
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