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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 10 July 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154
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)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
After a training flight of 3h14 min 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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