Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 29 January 1973
Type:Ilyushin 18D
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-AOV
C/n / msn: 188011003
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 16 km NNE of Nicosia Airport (NIC) (   Cyprus) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus
Flightnumber: 741
Narrative:
The Il-18 crashed into the Kyrenia Mountain range near the village of Karavas, at an altitude of 783m (117m below the crest) while on downwind on a nighttime approach to Nicosia runway 14.

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Nicosia Airport as the crow flies is 582 km (364 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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