Airplane Crash - Near Isma'Iliya, Egypt 02/21/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Isma'iliya, Egypt


Date02/21/1973
Time14:10
LocationNear Isma'iliya, Egypt
OperatorLibya Arab Airlines
Flight #114
RouteTripoli - Cairo
TypeBoeing B-727-224
Registration5A-DAH
Cn/In20244/650
Aboard113
Fatalities110
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route from Tripoli to Cairo, the aircraft drifted over Israeli territory due to strong tailwinds and was shot down by Israeli Phantom fighters. After being hit, a fire broke out and the crew attempted to make an emergency landing in the desert but crashed and burst into flames. Cairo approach control radar and beacon not functioning.

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