EgyptAir Flight 843

EgyptAir Flight 843Tuesday May 7, 2002
The jet airliner crashed into a hillside, 4 miles from the Tunis-Carthage airport, as the pilot attempted to make a landing. The plane's landing gear had failed to open during the approach into Tunis-Carthage airport and the pilot had made another circuit before attempting a fresh landing when the plane crashed in heavy rain and high winds. The accident was attributed to the rough weather conditions and the pilot's inability to deal with the situation.

Crash Details

DateTuesday May 7, 2002
LocationNear Tunis, Tunisia
Passengers56
Crew6
Fatalities14
Survivors48
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-566
OperatorEgyptAir
RegistrationSU-GBI
Flight OriginCairo
Flight Destination Tunis
Near Tunis, Tunisia
EgyptAir
Boeing B-737-566
2002