Accident SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc SU-AHX,
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Date:Wednesday 30 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic s161 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc
Registration: SU-AHX
MSN: 46
Year of manufacture:1946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Cairo-Almaza Airport -   Egypt
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ)
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS)
En route to Khartoum, the no. 1 engine caught fire. The engine was shut down, fire handles pulled and the prop was feathered. The captain decided to return to Cairo. A belly landing was carried out on runway 36.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error. It would appear that he showed a poor knowledge of airmanship in these particulars; 1. The fire warning system had not operated nor had the automatic extinguishers , indicating that the nacelle temperature could not have risen appreciably. The extinguisher had been manually operated. 2. He should not have restarted the defective motor after a fire and with almost a full load. 3. If the main undercarriage systems had failed to function, he should have operated Nos 1 & 2 emergency systems."


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