A KLM Lockheed L-188 Electra like Flight 823.
|Date||12 June 1961|
|Site||near Cairo International Airport, Egypt|
|Aircraft type||Lockheed L-188 Electra|
|Flight origin||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands|
|1st stopover||Munich Airport, Germany|
|2nd stopover||Rome, Italy|
|3rd stopover||Cairo International Airport, Egypt|
|4th stopover||Karachi, Pakistan|
|Destination||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
KLM Flight 823 was an air accident involving a Lockheed L-188 Electra aircraft that crashed on approach to Cairo International Airport in Egypt after a flight from Rome in Italy. The crash killed 20 out of 36 passengers and crew on flight 823.
KLM Flight 823 took off from Amsterdam on 11 June on a flight to Kuala Lumpur with stopovers at Munich, Rome, Cairo, and Karachi. Twenty-nine passengers and seven crew were aboard the aircraft on the third leg of the planned schedule, between Rome and Cairo. At 04:11 local time, the aircraft was on approach to runway 34 at Cairo International Airport but struck high ground about 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the airport. The aircraft broke up on impact, with both sections catching fire. Seventeen passengers and three crew were killed.
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