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Crash of an Antonov AN-26B near El Alamein

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2018 at 0125 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-AN611
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kiev - El Alamein - Khartoum
MSN:
11404
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
KUY9554
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a positioning flight from Kiev to Khartoum with an intermediate stop in El Alamein, Egypt. While cruising by night, the crew informed ATC that he was short of fuel and attempted an emergency landing in a desert area located about 50 km east of El Alamein Airport. The aircraft belly landed, slid for few dozen meters and came to rest, broken in two. All six crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It is reported that the crew was forced to make an emergency due to fuel shortage, probably caused by strong headwinds during flight.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul near El Alamein

Date & Time: May 24, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-AIOU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Croydon – Cairo
MSN:
4355
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Enroute, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to make an emergency landing in a desert area located about 26 km south of El Alamein. All four occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.