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Last updated: 19 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 7 May 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-566
Registration: SU-GBI
C/n / msn: 25307/2135
First flight: 1991-09-24 (10 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:26082
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) NW of Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) (   Tunisia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
EgyptAir Flight 843 departed Cairo at 13:40 for a flight to Tunis. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-500, was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to runway 11 at Tunis-Carthage Airport. Weather conditions were IMC when the aircraft impacted a hill in the Ennahli region, 6 km from the runway.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Cairo International Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 2083 km (1302 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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