ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-12 registration unknown Cairo
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Date:Wednesday 7 July 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cairo (   Egypt)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ), Egypt
Destination airport:Sana'a International Airport (SAH/ODSN), Yemen
An Antonov 12 transport plane, operated by the Soviet Air Force, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Cairo. All but one of the 31 occupants were killed.
The airplane sank back after the crew had raised the flaps following takeoff. It struck a concrete column and fell into a ravine near the Cairo-Suez highway and burst into flames.



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Distance from Cairo-Almaza Air Base to Sana'a International Airport as the crow flies is 2076 km (1297 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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