Narrative:The Il-18 crashed into the Kyrenia Mountain range near the village of Karavas, at an altitude of 783 m (117 m below the crest) while on downwind on a nighttime approach to Nicosia runway 14.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Monday 29 January 1973|
|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)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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 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.