Date & Time: Sep 3, 1960 at 0854 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Luxembourg – Cairo – Entebbe – Johannesburg
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On the leg from Cairo to Entebbe, while cruising at an altitude of 9,500 feet, the engine number two caught fire. The crew feathered the propeller and elected to extinguish the fire but without success. As the fire could not be contained, the captain decided to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing. The airplane belly landed in a sandy area located near El Badary, about 30 km south of Asyut and came to rest in flames. All 67 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.
A heavy fuel leak from a sheared or cracked fuel pressure pipe, which was ignited by sparks from the generator.