Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Vickers 628 Viking 1B in Port Said: 8 killed

Accident description

  • Mar 7, 1958
  • SU-AGN
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Athens – Cairo
  • 196
  • 1947
  • Port Said, Port Said
  • Egypt
  • Africa
  • 4
  • 4
  • 22
  • 4
  • 0
  • 8
  • While approaching Cairo Intl Airport following an uneventful flight from Athens, the crew was instructed by ATC to divert to Port-Said due to poor weather conditions at destination. The crew continued to Port-Said and on approach, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed into the Manzala Lake located few km from the airfield. All four crew members and four passengers were killed while 18 other occupants were injured.