Date & Time: Nov 25, 1975 at 1850 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
el-Arīsh - el-Arīsh
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was returning to el-Arīsh Airport following a night exercice. At an altitude of 3,000 feet, while cruising in limited visibility, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Jebel Halal located about 49 south of el-Arīsh Airport. The wreckage was found five meters below the summit and all 20 occupants were killed.
The accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain. The lack of visibility was considered as a contributing factor.