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Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Luxor: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 2009 at 0418 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-SVN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kisangani-Entebbe-Louxor-Nikolaev
MSN:
6 3 443 10
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
LFT1015
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed on take off from Luxor airport in unknown circumstances. All 5 crew members were killed.

Crash of an Airbus A300 in Luxor: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 21, 1987 at 0903 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-BCA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Louxor-Louxor
MSN:
0115
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
20600
Aircraft flight cycles:
9200

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Luxor

Date & Time: Jan 30, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-AOK
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
67302805
YOM:
1966
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing at Luxor Airport, one of the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane slid for dozen meters before coming to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Gear collapsed on landing for undetermined reason.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Cairo

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1966 at 1402 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-AOM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luxor – Cairo
MSN:
67302809
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
MS322
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3304
Captain / Total hours on type:
675.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1233
Copilot / Total hours on type:
807
Aircraft flight hours:
201
Circumstances:
Flight 322 was a scheduled domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan and return with an intermediate stop at Luxor. It departed Cairo at 0700 hours GMT and the sectors Cairo - Luxor, Luxor - Aswan and Aswan - Luxor were uneventful. At 1128 hours the aircraft was ready for the last sector Luxor - Cairo and at 1130 hours it entered the second taxiway to Runway 20 at Luxor and shortly thereafter it was cleared for take-off. Instead of back-tracking on Runway 20 the pilot took off directly from the point he entered the runway, approximately 400 m from its threshold. During the take-off run the pilot-in-command and the co-pilot saw a camel entering the runway from east to west approximately 700 m in front of them. The speed of the aircraft at that time was about 160 km/h. In an attempt to avoid a collision with the camel, the pilot-in-command deviated the aircraft slightly to the right and took off as soon as he could; however, the right wheel struck the camel while the aircraft was about 2 m above the ground. The right landing gear bracing was broken by the impact and although several attempts to retract the undercarriage were made the right gear could not be retracted whilst the left and nose gears were locked in the "up" position. The pilot-in-command decided to complete the flight and to carry out a wheels-up landing at Cairo Airport where more ground facilities were available. He landed the aircraft wheels up at 1402 hours on a sand strip to the right of Runway 34 at Cairo Airport. There were no injuries among the 43 occupants while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Collision of the aircraft with a camel which entered the runway during take-off because neither the pilot-in-command nor the tower controller noticed the camel in proper time. In addition, attempts of the pilot-in-command to avoid the collision after he first saw the camel were unsuccessful.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Luxor: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 2, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-AOB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Luxor - Luxor
MSN:
57302101
YOM:
1965
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near Luxor Airport while completing a local test flight. All four crew members were killed.

Crash of a Vickers 634 Viking 1B in Cairo: 6 killed

Date & Time: Dec 15, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-AFK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cairo – Luxor
MSN:
213
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances few minutes after takeoff from Cairo-Almaza Airport, killing all six occupants.