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.
|Date:||Saturday 14 March 1970|
|Operator:||United Arab Airlines - UAA|
|C/n / msn:|| 57302103|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cairo International Airport (CAI) (Egypt)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Explosion due to a foreign body in the rear cone of the left engine nacelle.
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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.