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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Sunday 12 May 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registration: SU-AJX
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Az Zahweyyin (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
Narrative:
Crashed into an orange grove.

Sources:
» The Leader-Post - May 13, 1963


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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Alexandria Airport as the crow flies is 181 km (113 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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3581st loss
  • 1315th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
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