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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Date:Tuesday 5 December 1972
Time:ca 15:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-366C
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-AOW
C/n / msn: 19845/809
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beni Suef (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
The Boeing 707 took off from Cairo (CAI) at 14:34 on a training flight. The airplane crashed along Airway A1C probably following a separation of the no. 4 engine and pylon.

Classification:
Engine separation
Loss of control

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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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