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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Fecha:jueves 31 marzo 1988
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-55F
Operador:Arax Airlines
Registración: 5N-ARH
Numéro de série: 45859/253
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egipto)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), Emiratos Árabes Unidos
An engine caught fire on the second takeoff attempt. The aircraft crashed at the runway end.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#47)


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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 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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