Narrative:An engine caught fire on the 2nd take-off attempt. The aircraft crashed at the runway end.
|Date:||Thursday 31 March 1988|
|C/n / msn:|| 45859/253|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cairo International Airport (CAI) (Egypt)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), United Arab Emirates|
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#47)
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 Sharjah Airport as the crow flies is 2412 km (1507 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.