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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 20 März 1969
Zeit:ca 02:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin 18D
Fluggesellschaft:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Kennzeichen: SU-APC
Werknummer: 188011301?
Baujahr: 1968
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 93 / Insassen: 98
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 100 / Insassen: 105
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Aswan Airport (ASW) (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabien
Flug nach:Aswan Airport (ASW/HESN), Ägypten
Unfallbericht:
Rising sand in the Aswan area caused the visibility to drop from 10 km to 2-3 km. The flight had made 2 missed NDB approaches and was approaching for the third time when it suddenly banked right. The right wing contacted the left side of the runway 1120 m from the threshold. The wing broke of and the aircraft crashed in flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot descended below the minimum safe altitude without having the runway lights clearly in sight. A contributory factor was fatigue arising from continuous working hours without suitable rest periods."

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Distance from Jeddah International Airport to Aswan Airport as the crow flies is 706 km (442 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.
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