Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 25 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-366C
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-AXA
C/n / msn: 20763/871
First flight: 1973
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 2 km NE of Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flightnumber: 864
Narrative:
At 20:30 hours GMT, the flight crew made initial contact with Bangkok approach control and reported 33nm DME from Bangkok. After having been vectored to the "BK" beacon an ADF approach to runway 21L was carried out. After having reported that the runway was in sight the pilot was cleared to land and acknowledged the clearance. Shortly thereafter the aircraft crashed into a factory 2km before runway 21L threshold.
The weather was: nil wind, visibility 4000m, clouds 2/8 to 4/8 at 300m, temperature 25 deg C, dew point 24 deg C, altimeter setting 1007mb.


Sources:
» A Benefit Analysis for Cabin Water Spray Systems and Enhanced Fuselage Burnthrough Protection (CAA PAPER 2002/04)


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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 7208 km (4505 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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