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Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Date:Monday 9 December 1974
Time:ca 19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
Operating for:EgyptAir
Leased from:Tarom
Registration: YR-IMK
C/n / msn: 186009104
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:13672
Cycles:5124
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NW off Jeddah International Airport (JED) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJD), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
The Ilyushin Il-18D was leased by EgyptAir from the Romanian airline Tarom to fly hadj pilgrims to and from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The aircraft took off from Jeddah at 19:05 on a repositioning flight to Cairo, Egypt. Shortly after takeoff, while the aircraft was about 20 km north-west off Jeddah, radar and radio contact was lost.
was flying from Jeddah to Cairo when it crashed into the Red Sea.

Sources:
» evz.ro
» Soviet Transports


Photos

photo of Ilyushin-Il-18D-YR-IMK
accident date: 09-12-1974
type: Ilyushin Il-18D
registration: YR-IMK
 

Map
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 Jeddah International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1229 km (768 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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