Crash of a Boeing 737-300 off Sharm el-Sheikh: 148 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2004 at 0445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-ZCF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sharm el-Sheikh-Le Caire-Paris
MSN:
26283
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
FSH604
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
13
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
135
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
148
Captain / Total flying hours:
7443
Captain / Total hours on type:
474.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
788
Copilot / Total hours on type:
242
Aircraft flight hours:
25603
Aircraft flight cycles:
17976
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff at night, the aircraft plunged into the Red Sea, about 15 km south of the airport. Nobody survived and the aircraft was totaly destroyed upon impact with water surface. On board were 133 French citizens back to Paris-Roissy-CDG Airport, plus one Moroccan, one Japanese and 13 Egyptian (crew members). Weather at the time of accident was good with excellent visibility, outside temperature of 17° C. and light wind. The plane made a right turn after takeoff and at an altitude of approximately 1,500 meters, it made a left turn to come back to the airport but lost height in 17 seconds, descending with a rate of less than 300 feet per minute. The crew did not send any mayday message.

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 a Fokker F27 in Cairo: 23 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 1986 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-GAD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sharm el Sheikh-Le Caire
MSN:
10659
YOM:
1983
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Aircraft flight hours:
2063
Aircraft flight cycles:
2378

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H at Cairo West AFB: 17 killed

Date & Time: May 29, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1276
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
4792
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Cairo West AFB, while climbing, the four engine airplane stalled and crashed in a huge explosion on a small hill located near the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 17 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-141A-LM Starlifter at Cairo West AFB: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 12, 1980 at 2353 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
67-0030
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ramstein - Cairo
MSN:
6281
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Aircraft flight hours:
18719
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Ramstein AFB, the crew started the descent by night to Cairo West AFB when the captain decided to initiate a go-around and followed a visual traffic pattern at an altitude of 2,000 feet. While making a turn to join the approach path, the airplane banked left and descended until it struck the ground and disintegrated about 3 km northwest of the airbase. All 13 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Weather conditions were good at the time of the accident and no mechanical anomalies were found on the aircraft, its equipments and engines. Without any further details, it was reported that the runway light system installed by British Calvert System was considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-10-DK in North Sinai: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 1980
Operator:
Registration:
4X-FNV/036
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
14865/26310
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Struck the slope of a mountain located in North Sinai, killing all four crew members.