Hull-loss description
Last updated: 21 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 14 March 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registration: SU-AOC
C/n / msn: 57302103
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 1 prop had to be feathered when, four minutes after take-off, an explosion occurred in the engine nacelle. Gear and flaps couldn't be lowered so the aircraft diverted to Cairo and made a wheels-up landing on the sand beside runway 05.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Explosion due to a foreign body in the rear cone of the left engine nacelle.


Sources:
» Soviet Transports (1994)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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