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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 10 June 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operator:Air Sinai
Registration: SU-GAD
C/n / msn: 10659
First flight: 1983
Total airframe hrs:2063
Cycles:2378
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 535-7
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
Narrative:
Due to bad weather at the destination Alexandria, the Air Sinai F-27 returned to Cairo. The aircraft crashed short of the runway while approaching in a sandstorm. The aircraft collided with the side of a building and caught fire.

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» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Alexandria Airport as the crow flies is 181 km (113 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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