Vliegtuigongeval op 18 MAR 1966 met Antonov An-24V SU-AOA - Cairo International Airport (CAI)
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Datum:vrijdag 18 maart 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registratie: SU-AOA
Constructienummer: 57302009
Bouwjaar: 1965
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 25 / inzittenden: 25
Totaal:slachtoffers: 30 / inzittenden: 30
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) NE of Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypte)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Vluchtnummer: 749
Flight 749 took off from Nicosia at 15:49 for a flight to Cairo. Bad weather existed along the route and weather at destination Cairo was also worsening. The crew contacted Misrair Operations and requested information about possible airports for a diversion. The crew also reported they where flying in a thunderstorm with turbulent and icing conditions. One altimeter read 24000 feet while the other read 25000 feet, the magnetic compass was unserviceable and there was a crack in a cockpit window panel due to the thunderstorm. Possible like Alexandria, Port Said and El Arish were discussed, but the flight continued to Cairo. The flight was cleared for a runway 23 approach and landing, but nothing more was heard from the flight. The aircraft had crashed and caught fire 5 km from the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident arose from the descent of the aircraft below the safe flight altitude in the final approach and the impact of the port wing against the sand dunes lying to the northeast of the aerodrome. As a result the pilot lost control of his aircraft and hit the ground.
It is probable that the cause of descent of the aircraft below the safe level was due to the change from IFR to VFR, taking into consideration that considerable time would have been needed for the pilot to have adapted to this change in the prevailing weather conditions."

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Nicosia Airport en Cairo International Airport bedraagt 582 km (364 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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Antonov An-24

  • 1332 built
  • 5e ongeval
  • 2e dodelijk ongeval
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 40e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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