EgyptAir Flight 864

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EgyptAir Flight 864
A Boeing 707-320C of EgyptAir, similar to the accident aircraft
Accident summary
Date 25 December 1976
Summary Pilot error
Site Bangkok, Thailand
Passengers 43
Crew 9
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 71 (52 on board, 19 on ground)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Boeing 707-366C
Operator EgyptAir
Registration SU-AXA
Flight origin Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Destination Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand

EgyptAir Flight 864 was a flight from Cairo International Airport to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. On 25 December 1976, the Boeing 707 on the route crashed into an industrial complex in Bangkok. All 52 persons on board were killed, plus 19 on the ground in the crash.[1] Pilot error was determined to be the cause of the crash.[2] EgyptAir charged back[clarification needed] the control tower had provided adequate weather information the crew of Flight 864.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network
  2. ^ "Jetliner Crash in Bangkok in 1976 Is Officially Laid to Pilot Error". New York Times. 14 May 1978. 
  3. ^ Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 139.