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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Thursday 11 October 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Operator:AMC Airlines
Registration: SU-BOY
C/n / msn: 53191/2151
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 156
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hurghada Airport (HRG/HEGN), Egypt
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
The flight to Warsaw was forced to land in Istanbul (IST) due to a technical problem. The airplane overran runway 18/36 on landing. The main undercarriage was sheared off and the MD-83 came to rest just short of approach lights.

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 Hurghada Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 2959 km (1849 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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