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Last updated: 23 February 2018
Date:lundi 15 janvier 1968
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Compagnie:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Immatriculation: SU-AJG
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Zifta (   Egypte)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Aéroport de destination:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Liban
The DC-3 departed Cairo at 07:21 for Beirut, but the crew elected to return due to icing conditions. The aircraft crashed out of control, approaching Cairo.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to ice accretion on the lifting surface of the aircraft accompanied by moderate to severe turbulence, which resulted in loss of aircraft control by the pilot. When he tried to regain control over the aircraft the lifting surfaces were loaded beyond approved design limits, which brought about the disintegration of main parts of the aircraft in the air, and its subsequent impact with the ground and the death of all members of crew. Some of the contributing factors were as follows: 1) The load of the aircraft exceeded the approved load by abut 500kg. 2) The probable shifting of the cargo and the resulting effect on the aircraft's centre of gravity."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 107-AN/81 (207-213)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cairo International Airport et Beirut International Airport est de 560 km (350 miles).

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