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Datum:Donnerstag 31 März 1988
Zeit:04:07
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-55F
Fluggesellschaft:Arax Airlines
Kennzeichen: 5N-ARH
Werknummer: 45859/253
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
Flug nach:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Unfallbericht:
An engine caught fire on the second takeoff attempt. The aircraft crashed at the runway end.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#47)


Fotos

photo of DC-8-55F-5N-ARH
accident date: 31-03-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
registration: 5N-ARH
photo of DC-8-55F-5N-ARH
accident date: 31-03-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
registration: 5N-ARH
 

Map
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 Cairo International Airport to Sharjah Airport as the crow flies is 2412 km (1507 miles).

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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