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Accident description
Last updated: 30 May 2016
Date:Tuesday 7 May 2002
Type:Boeing 737-566
Registration: SU-GBI
C/n / msn: 25307/2135
First flight: 1991-09-24 (10 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:26082
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 62
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) (   Tunisia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Flight MS843 departed Cairo at 13:40 for a flight to Tunis. The 737 crash-landed about six kilometres (four miles) from the airport while on an approach to runway 11.

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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 Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 2083 km (1302 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.
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