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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 18 August 1968
Time:09:21 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registration: SU-AOL
C/n / msn: 67302806
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 180 km S off Cyprus (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea (32'58"N 32'48"E) shortly after entering the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR).

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Damascus International Airport as the crow flies is 602 km (376 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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Antonov An-24

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