United Arab Airlines Flight 869 (1962)
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A de Havilland Comet of United Arab Airlines, similar to the crashed aircraft
|Date||July 19, 1962|
|Site||Khao Yai mountain Thailand|
|Aircraft type||de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C|
|Operator||United Arab Airlines|
|Flight origin||Hong Kong (HKG)|
United Arab Airlines Flight 869 was an international scheduled passenger de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C flight from Hong Kong via Bangkok to Cairo. On July 19, 1962 at 13:30 UTC the plane departed from Hong Kong for the first leg of the flight with 18 passengers on board and 8 crew. The flight was uneventful until commencing approach to Bangkok, when the plane crashed in the Khao Yai mountain 96 km NE of Bangkok at 15:44 UTC. There were no survivors.
The investigation found as a probable cause a sequence of mistakes in the navigation by the pilot-in-command, "resulted in grave errors of time and distance in his computations".
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