EgyptAir Flight 843

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EgyptAir Flight 843
Boeing 737-566, EgyptAir AN0234212.jpg
Accident Aircraft at Stuttgart Airport, Germany in 1991
Accident summary
Date 7 May 2002
Summary Pilot error
Site Tunis, Tunisia
Passengers 56
Crew 6
Fatalities 14
Injuries (non-fatal) 28
Survivors 48 (3 crew, 45 passengers)
Aircraft type Boeing 737-566
Operator EgyptAir
Registration SU-GBI
Flight origin Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Destination Tunis-Carthage International Airport, Tunisia

EgyptAir Flight 843 was a flight from Cairo International Airport to Tunis–Carthage International Airport. On 7 May 2002, the Boeing 737-566 on the route crashed into a hill near Tunis–Carthage International Airport.[1][2] Of the 6 crew members and 56 passengers, 3 crew members and 11 passengers died, making a total of 14 fatalities.[3]

Accident Summary[edit]

The plane was flying in Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) due to fog, rain and blowing sand on approach to runway 11 of Tunis-Carthage Airport.[2][4] The aircraft made a Controlled flight into terrain on a hill in the Nahli area in the north of Tunis.[4] The aircraft came to rest at an elevation of 750 ft above sea level and 4 miles (6 km) from the airport.[2][4] Of the 6 crew and 56 passengers on board, 3 crew members and 11 passengers were killed in the crash.[2] The investigation found the Minimum safe altitude warning device at Tunis-Carthage did not cover the approach for Runway 11, and recommended studying ways to improve the volume of sky covered by the device in order to cover approaches to all the runways.[2]


  1. ^ "Egyptair disasters". BBC. 7 May 2002. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Investigation Report Concerning the Accident on 7 May 2002 in Tunis Involving a Boeing 737-500 , With Registration SU-GBI, Operated by Eygptair" (PDF). Ministry of Communication Technologies and Transport. May 2004. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Egyptair 843". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Probe into EgyptAir jet disaster". Cable News Network LP, LLLP. 8 May 2002. Retrieved 22 August 2015.