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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Montag 12 Juni 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188C Electra
Fluggesellschaft:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kennzeichen: PH-LLM
Werknummer: 2019
Baujahr: 1960-12-05 (6 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 29
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 36
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4 km (2.5 Meilen) SE of Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italien
Flug nach:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
KLM Flight 823 departed Amsterdam on June 11 at 18:50 for a flight to Kuala Lumpur via Munich, Rome, Cairo, and Karachi. The Electra was approaching Cairo runway 34 when it crashed 4 km short of the runway threshold, at a point 60 m above threshold level.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the pilot-in-command inattention to his instruments."

» L'Unità, 13-6-1961


photo of Lockheed-L-188C-Electra-

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 2135 km (1335 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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