Date & Time: Jun 12, 1961 at 0411 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Amsterdam – Munich – Rome – Cairo – Karachi – Kuala Lumpur
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The approach to Cairo-Intl Airport was completed by night. On final, the four engine aircraft struck a hill and crashed 4 km short of runway 34 threshold. Three crew members and 17 passengers were killed while 16 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. Following a crew error, the aircraft was below the glide.
The accident was caused by the pilot-in-command inattention to his instruments.