Crash of a Convair CV-440-88 Metropolitan in Cairo
Date & Time: Nov 30, 1976
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Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll at Cairo Airport, one of the engine caught fire. The captain decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking manoeuvre. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran and came to rest in flames few dozen metres further. All occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Engine fire on takeoff for unknown reasons.