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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 9 Oktober 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-74 Globemaster I
Fluggesellschaft:Aeronaves de Panama
Kennzeichen: HP-385
Werknummer: 13915
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) S of Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS) (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankreich
Flug nach:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
The aircraft took off at night on runway 14, having misunderstood the ATC clearance which was runway 32. The plane crashed approx 7 NM south of the airport, hitting 800 ft high terrain only 15/20 feet below the summit.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Marseille-Marignane Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 2725 km (1703 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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