Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 742/F-RACB, Sunday 6 May 2007
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Date:Sunday 6 May 2007
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Multinational Force and Observers - MFO
Registration: 742/F-RACB
MSN: 742
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:10939 hours
Cycles:15168 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near El-Thamad -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El-Gora Airport (EGH/HEGR)
Destination airport:Santa Katarina-Mount Sinai Airport (SKV/HESC)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The Twin Otter was owned by the French Air Force and operated on behalf of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Egyptian/Israeli border in the Sinai peninsula. The airplane departed the El-Gora Air Base at 07:46 on a flight to Santa Katarina (SKV). Preliminary information suggests that the pilot attempted an emergency landing on a road. It collided with a truck and crashed.

Sources:

Neuf morts, dont huit Français, dans l'accident d'un avion militaire dans le Sinaï (AP, 6-5-2007)
Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique

Location

Images:


photo (c) Miklos SZABO; El-Gora (HEGR); 24 December 2001


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Lille-Lesquin Airport (LIL/LFQQ); June 1981

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