Narrative:The Twin Otter was owned by the French Air Force and operated on behalf of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Egyptian/Israeli border in the Sinai peninsula. The airplane departed the El Gora Air Base at 07:46 on a flight to Santa Katarina (SKV). Preliminary information suggests that the pilot attempted an emergency landing on a road. It collided with a truck and crashed.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
|Operating for:||Multinational Force and Observers - MFO|
|Leased from:||L'Armée de L'Air|
|C/n / msn:|| 742|
|First flight:|| 1981|
|Total airframe hrs:||10939|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near El-Thamad (Egypt)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||El-Gora (HEGR), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Santa Katarina-Mount Sinai Airport (SKV/HESC), Egypt|
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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 El-Gora to Santa Katarina-Mount Sinai Airport as the crow flies is 263 km (165 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.