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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Sunday 19 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Registration: YU-AHR
MSN: 47503/587
First flight: 1970
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) SW of Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Crashed into Shamsan Mts, while on visual approach to runway 08.



photo of DC-9-32-YU-AHR
accident date: 19-03-1972
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: YU-AHR

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 Cairo International Airport to Aden International Airport as the crow flies is 2364 km (1478 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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