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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:Dienstag 13 Dezember 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-351C
Fluggesellschaft:GAS Air Nigeria
Kennzeichen: 5N-AYJ
Werknummer: 19168/508
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Karm `Umran (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tansania
Flug nach:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
The Boeing 707 departed Dar Es Salaam (DAR) on a cargo flight to Brussels (BRU), Belgium via Cairo (CAI), Egypt. Weather at Cairo was poor with a visibility of 400 m. After two missed approaches, at 20:53 and 21:07, the crew decided to divert to Luxor. The aircraft did not reach Luxor and crashed into a residential area at Karm `Umran, 45 km North of Luxor. The aircraft presumably ran out of fuel.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/89 (report #1)


photo of Boeing-707-351C-5N-AYJ
accident date: 13-12-1988
type: Boeing 707-351C
registration: 5N-AYJ

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 Dar es Salaam International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 4179 km (2612 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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