Girish Mahajan

EgyptAir Flight 843

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Summary  Pilot error
Passengers  56
Injuries (non-fatal)  28
Number of deaths  14
Passenger count  56
Site  Tunis, Tunisia
Fatalities  14
Date  7 May 2002
Operator  EgyptAir
Crew count  6
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Survivors  48 (3 crew, 45 passengers)
Flight origin  Cairo International Airport
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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. Of the 6 crew members and 56 passengers, 3 crew members and 11 passengers died, making a total of 14 fatalities.

Accident Summary

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. The aircraft made a Controlled flight into terrain on a hill in the Nahli area in the north of Tunis. The aircraft came to rest at an elevation of 750 ft above sea level and 4 miles (6 km) from the airport. Of the 6 crew and 56 passengers on board, 3 crew members and 11 passengers were killed in the crash. 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.

References

EgyptAir Flight 843 Wikipedia


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