Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: YU-AHR
C/n / msn: 47503/587
First flight: 1970
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) SW of Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Flightnumber: 763
Narrative:
Crashed into Shamsan Mts, while on visual approach to runway 08.

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Aden International Airport as the crow flies is 2364 km (1478 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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