Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 2 April 2004
Time:05:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-366C
Operator:Air Memphis
Registration: SU-AVZ
C/n / msn: 20762/868
First flight: 1973
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), Belgium
Narrative:
The aircraft lost directional control and ran off the side of runway 23L. The right hand main gear leg collapsed, causing additional damage to the nr.3 and 4 engines.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep


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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 Oostende Airport as the crow flies is 3299 km (2062 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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