asn logo
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Fecha:jueves 20 abril 1967
Tipo:Bristol 175 Britannia 313
Operador:Globe Air
Registración: HB-ITB
Numéro de série: 13232
Año de Construcción: 1957
Horas Totales de la Célula:20632
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 117 / Ocupantes: 120
Total:Fatalidades: 126 / Ocupantes: 130
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3,5 km (2.2 milles) S of Nicosia Airport (NIC) (   Chipre)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egipto
The Britannia operated on a flight from Bangkok to Basel with intermediate stops at Colombo, Mumbai (Bombay) and Cairo. The crew didn't fly to Cairo, but elected to fly to Nicosia instead. The plane was cleared to land at runway 32, but appeared to be a little high on the approach. The approach was abandoned and a left circuit was entered to position for a new approach. While executing a low circuit the aircraft collided with the ground.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident resulted from an attempt to make an approach at a height too low to clear rising ground."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume II (151-155)


photo of Bristol 175 Britannia 313 HB-ITB
photo of Bristol 175 Britannia 313 HB-ITB
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

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 Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 4316 km (2698 miles).

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.
languages: English Français Nederlands Deutsch Espanol


Bristol Britannia

  • 9th loss
  • 85 built
  • worst accident
safety profile

  • worst accident
»safety profile