Date & Time: Oct 31, 1999 at 0150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 767-300
Operator:
Registration:
SU-GAP
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Los Angeles - New York - Cairo
MSN:
24542
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
MS990
Crew on board:
15
Crew fatalities:
15
Pax on board:
202
Pax fatalities:
202
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
217
Captain / Total flying hours:
14384
Captain / Total hours on type:
6356
Copilot / Total flying hours:
12538
Copilot / Total hours on type:
5191
Aircraft flight hours:
33354
Aircraft flight cycles:
7594
Circumstances:
Crashed into the sea off the US coast, causing the death of all 217 occupants.
Probable cause:
According to US authorities, the accident was caused by the suicide of the copilot.