Narrative:Force landed in the desert when it ran into a violent sandstorm. Yasser Arafat (PLO) was one of the surviving passengers.
|Date:||Tuesday 7 April 1992|
|C/n / msn:|| 77310810|
|First flight:|| 1977|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Sarra (Libya)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia|
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J5-GBE was later re-registered J5-GAE.
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 Khartoum-Civil Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 3213 km (2008 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.