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Last updated: 1 July 2015
Datum:dinsdag 14 maart 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10B3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Sterling Airways
Registratie: OY-STL
Constructienummer: 267
Bouwjaar: 1970
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 106 / inzittenden: 106
Totaal:slachtoffers: 112 / inzittenden: 112
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 20 km W of Kalba (   Verenigde Arabische Emiraten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Vluchtnummer: 296
Sterling Flight 296 was a charter service from Colombo (CMB) to Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark. A refueling stop was planned at Dubai (DXB). The Caravelle jet was cleared for a straight-in VOR approach to runway 30. The crew descended out of FL135 until the plane struck a mountain ridge at 1600 feet.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Descended below minimum prescribed altitude, probably because the pilots thought they were closer to Dubai than they actually were, due to incorrect information on the outdated flight plan and/or due to a misreading of the weather radar.



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport en Dubai Airport bedraagt 3270 km (2044 miles).

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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