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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 15 December 1953
Type:Vickers 634 Viking 1B
Registration: SU-AFK
MSN: 213
First flight: 1947-08-28 (6 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Cairo-Almaza Airport (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ), Egypt
Destination airport:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX), Egypt
Crashed shortly after takeoff for a flight to Luxor.

» The Calgary Herald - Dec 15, 1953


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Distance from Cairo-Almaza Air Base to Luxor Airport as the crow flies is 506 km (316 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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