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Last updated: 15 January 2019
Date:Wednesday 21 August 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-366C
Registration: SU-AVX
C/n / msn: 20760/865
First flight: 1973
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 120
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 128
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
The Boeing encountered heavy rain during the approach to runway 24. The aircraft failed to stop, overshot runway, collided with a vehicle and caught fire.

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 Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 1221 km (763 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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