Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 July 1974
Time:17:30
Type:Tupolev 154
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-AXB
C/n / msn: 73A-048
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cairo (   Egypt) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
After a training flight of 3h14min an overshoot was practiced on Cairo runway 23. The aircraft, named "Nefertiti", lost control and crashed while climbing out.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Continual increase of pitching up attitude during overshoot which lead to the stalling of the aircraft at an insufficient height for recovery.
Contributing were the inaccurate calculation of the CG position before takeoff and the possibility of movement of the ballast weight aft during flight.

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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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