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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Date:Sunday 5 November 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Nile Delta Air Services
Registration: SU-AZ.?
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Alexandria, Egypt (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
Destination airport:Um Barka Oil Field Airstrip, Egypt
Crashed into sea. The airplane carried American oil exports of the Western Desert Petroleum Co.

» The Spokesman-Review - Nov 7, 1978


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