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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 a Douglas C-47B-10-DK in Marsa Matruh: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jul 16, 1949
Operator:
Registration:
349050
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
El Adem – Nicosia – Saigon
MSN:
14866/26311
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
While flying along the Egyptian coast, en route to Saigon via Nicosia, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. The pilot decided to reduce his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed near Marsa Matruh, killing all nine crew members registered to the Touraine Group.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

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.

Crash of De Havilland DH.86A Express in Siwa

Date & Time: Jun 24, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AX762
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Heliopolis - Siwa
MSN:
2333
YOM:
1936
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing at Siwa, while on an ambulance flight from Heliopolis, the right main gear failed. The aircraft went out of control and veered off runway before coming to rest. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, there was no casualties.
Probable cause:
Right main gear failure on touchdown.

Crash of a Lockheed 14-N3 Super Electra near El Sallum

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1941
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AX682
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1496
YOM:
1939
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route to Tobruk, an engine failed. The crew attempted to make an emergency landing in a desert area located some 10 miles northwest of El Sallum. On landing, the brakes failed and the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest and was damaged beyond repair. All occupants escaped unhurt.
Photo and source: http://www.virtualwings.org/hudson/l14_g.htm
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a Vickers 416 Wellington IC near Sidi Barrani

Date & Time: Dec 21, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L7865
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight to Berka when an engine failed en route, forcing the pilot to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest in flames in a desert area located 30 miles southeast of Sidi Barrani. The aircraft was wrecked while all crew members were rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a Bristol 130 Bombay I near Marsa Matruh: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 15, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L5815
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Following a supply mission in Tobruk, the aircraft hit a cliff while flying at a too low altitude, some 25 miles south of Marsa Matruh. Two crew were rescued while all three others were killed.
Crew (216th Squadron):
P/O R. P. J. Osborne, †
LAC K. E. Webber, †
LAC G. Niven, †
S/L R. G. Taylor,
Cpl A. C. Hazlitt.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.60X Moth in El Salloum

Date & Time: May 17, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-EBVX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Baghdad - Stag Lane
MSN:
0538
YOM:
1928
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot Henry C. MacDonald (owner of the aircraft) completed last month a flight from Stag Lane to Baghdad. He was on his return trip to London, when cruising over Egypt, he encountered engine problems and decided to make an emergency landing on a beach near El Salloum. While the pilot was unhurt, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair and abandoned on site.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.