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Last updated: 29 September 2020
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Date:Saturday 11 August 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35
Operator:Bahri Aviation
Registration: N711AF
C/n / msn: 35-029
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:100 km (62.5 mls) S of Katab (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJD), Saudi Arabia
Narrative:
Crashed en route Athens-Jeddah; wreckage found in 1987



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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Jeddah International Airport as the crow flies is 2335 km (1459 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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