Narrative:Bad weather at the destination Cairo forced the crew to divert to Wadi Halfa, Sudan. A crash-landing 3 miles West of Wadi Halfa was made following fuel exhaustion.
|Date:||Friday 16 March 1962|
|Type:||Vickers 739 Viscount|
|Operator:||United Arab Airlines - UAA|
|C/n / msn:|| 86|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5 km (3.1 mls) W of Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF) (Sudan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jerusalem Airport (JRS/OJJR), Israel|
|Destination airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
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 Jerusalem Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 409 km (256 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.