ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-62 SU-ARN Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ)
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Date:Friday 16 June 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62
Registration: SU-ARN
MSN: 00801
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ) (   Egypt)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
The Ilyushin landed on the wrong airport and overran. The crew landed at Almaza runway 36 instead of Cairo International Airport runway 34.
The aircraft landed 700 m down the (shorter) runway 36, because the first 650 m of the Cairo runway was unserviceable.

Runway excursion

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-62-SU-ARN
accident date: 16-06-1972
type: Ilyushin Il-62
registration: SU-ARN
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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