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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 22 January 1959
Time:15:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-2
Operator:Air Jordan
Registration: JY-ACB
C/n / msn: 55
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) NW of Wadi-es-Sir (   Jordan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jerusalem Airport (JRS/OJJR), Israel
Destination airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Flightnumber: 601
Narrative:
While trying to fly below the clouds to Amman, the Convair struck some trees and crashed, 11,85 miles from its destination.



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Distance from Jerusalem Airport to Amman-Marka International Airport as the crow flies is 73 km (46 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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