EgyptAir Flight 763
Adria Airways YU-AHJ DC9-32, sister ship of the accident aircraft
|Date||19 March 1972|
|Summary||Crashed on approach|
|Site||Jebel Shamsan, Aden, South Yemen|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32|
|Operator||EgyptAir on behalf of Inex-Adria Airways|
|Flight origin||Cairo International Airport, Egypt|
|Stopover||Jeddah International Airport|
|Destination||Aden International Airport, South Yemen|
EgyptAir Flight 763 was an international non-scheduled passenger flight from Cairo, Egypt, to Aden, South Yemen. On 19 March 1972, the flight was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 registered in Yugoslavia as YU-AHR and operated by the newly renamed EgyptAir. It crashed into the Shamsan Mountains on approach to Aden, killing all 30 people on board.
On 19 March 1972 EgyptAir Flight 763 was on a flight from Cairo International Airport in Egypt to Aden International Airport in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen), via Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The aircraft was chartered from the Yugoslav airline Inex Adria with 21 passengers and 9 crew members on board. Flight 763 was on a visual approach to land on runway 08 into Aden International Airport when the aircraft struck Jebel Shamsan, the highest peak of Aden Crater, an extinct volcano, located 7 kilometres (3.8 nmi) from the airport. On impact the aircraft burned, killing all on board. At the time of the accident, it was the deadliest to have occurred in South Yemen. As of November 2011, it remains the deadliest civil aviation accident and the second deadliest aviation accident to have occurred in Yemen.
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