United Arab Airlines

United Arab Airlines Thursday March 20, 1969
A sand storm in the Aswan area caused the visibility to drop from 10km to 2-3km. The plane made 2 missed approaches and was approaching for the third time when it banked right causing the right wing to contacted the left side of the runway . The wing broke off and the aircraft crashed in flames. The pilot descended below minimum safe altitude without having the runway lights clearly in sight. A contributing factor was pilot fatigue.

Crash Details

DateThursday March 20, 1969
LocationNear Aswan, Egypt
Passengers98
Crew7
Fatalities100
Survivors5
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-18D
OperatorUnited Arab Airlines
RegistrationSU-APC
Flight OriginJeddah
Flight Destination Aswan
Near Aswan, Egypt
United Arab Airlines
Ilyushin IL-18D
1969