KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 543

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 543Wednesday February 19, 1958
During the approach the aircraft hit a hill in front of R34 and crash landed with a damaged landing gear onto the runway. An off duty pilot opened an emergency exit before aircraft stopped and was thrown out into a still turning propeller and killed.

Crash Details

DateWednesday February 19, 1958
LocationCairo, Egypt
Passengers13
Crew8
Fatalities1
Survivors20
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-6B
OperatorKLM Royal Dutch Airlines
RegistrationPH-DFK
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Cairo, Egypt
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Douglas DC-6B
1958