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Last updated: 22 February 2018
Date:Friday 16 June 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 62
Registration: SU-ARN
C/n / msn: 00801
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ) (   Egypt)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
The Ilyushin landed on the wrong airport and overran. The crew landed at Almaza runway 36 instead of Cairo International Airport runway 34.
The aircraft landed 700 m down the (shorter) runway 36, because the first 650 m of the Cairo runway was unserviceable.

Runway excursion

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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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