EgyptAir Flight 864

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EgyptAir Flight 864
Boeing 707-366C, EgyptAir AN0209920.jpg
A Boeing 707-320C of EgyptAir, similar to the accident aircraft
Date 25 December 1976
Summary Pilot error
Site Bangkok, Thailand
Aircraft type Boeing 707-366C
Operator EgyptAir
Registration SU-AXA
Flight origin Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Destination Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
Passengers 43
Crew 9
Fatalities 71 (52 in the aircraft and 19 on the ground)
Survivors 0

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 people 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 claimed that the Bangkok control tower had provided inadequate weather information to the crew of Flight 864.[3]


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