Airplane Crash - Near Aswan, Egypt 03/20/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Aswan, Egypt


Date03/20/1969
Time02:00
LocationNear Aswan, Egypt
OperatorUnited Arab Airlines
RouteJeddah - Aswan
TypeIlyushin IL-18D
RegistrationSU-APC
Cn/In188011301
Aboard105
Fatalities100
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed and burned while attempting to land at Aswan Airport for the third time. The pilot descended below minimum safe altitude without having the runway lights clearly in sight. A contributing factor was pilot fatigue.

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