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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Datum:vrijdag 16 november 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registratie: F-OHMP
Constructienummer: 663
Bouwjaar: 1997-05-09 (4 years 6 months)
Motoren: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 81
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 88
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypte)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
An Airbus A321-231 operated by MEA, sustained damage during a tail strike accident upon landing at Cairo International Airport (CAI), Egypt.
The flight, coming from Beirut, Lebanon, was cleared for an ILS approach to runway 05R. Reportedly, as the aircraft was descending through about 200 feet, it 'ballooned up' and the pilot had to apply nose-down pitch to regain the glide path. Descending through 100 feet the pilot again applied nose-up pitch to correct the glide path. The aircraft then suffered a tail strike.

» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479 / Airclaims
» Flight International, 22-28 Jan. 2002

METAR Weather report:
10:30 UTC / 12:30 local time:
METAR HECA 161030Z 33006KT 9999 BKN025 24/15 Q1020 NOSIG

11:00 UTC / 13:00 local time:
METAR HECA 161100Z 32008KT 9999 BKN025 24/14 Q1020 NOSIG


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Beirut Airport en Cairo International Airport bedraagt 560 km (350 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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