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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Monday 9 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18D
Operating for:EgyptAir
Leased from:Tarom
Registration: YR-IMK
C/n / msn: 186009104
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Red Sea (   Indian Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
The aircraft, leased from Tarom, was flying from Jeddah to Cairo when it crashed into the Red Sea.

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Distance from Jeddah International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1229 km (768 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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