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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Monday 21 September 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Registration: SU-BCA
C/n / msn: 115
First flight: 1980-07-03 (7 years 3 months)
Total airframe hrs:20600
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luxor Airport (LXR) (   Egypt)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX), Egypt
The Airbus touched down 700 m past the runway threshold. The right main gear hit runway lights and the aircraft collided with an antenna and fences. End of June 1987, the aircraft had totalled 9200 cycles and 20.600 flying hours.

Runway excursion

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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 Luxor Airport as the crow flies is 508 km (317 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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