Accident Boeing 707-366C SU-AXA, Saturday 25 December 1976
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Date:Saturday 25 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-366C
Registration: SU-AXA
MSN: 20763/871
Year of manufacture:1973
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Other fatalities:19
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 2 km NE of Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK) -   Thailand
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD)
EgyptAir flight 864, a Boeing 707-300C, was a scheduled service from Cairo, Egypt to Tokyo, Japan with en route stops at Bombay, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Manila, Philippines.
During the leg from Bombay to Bangkok, at 20:30 hours GMT, the flight crew made initial contact with Bangkok approach control and reported 33nm DME from Bangkok. After having been vectored to the "BK" beacon an ADF approach to runway 21L was carried out. After having reported that the runway was in sight the pilot was cleared to land and acknowledged the clearance. Shortly thereafter the aircraft crashed into a factory, 2 km before runway 21L threshold.
The weather was: nil wind, visibility 4000 m, clouds 2/8 to 4/8 at 300 m, temperature 25 deg C, dew point 24 deg C, altimeter setting 1007 mb.


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  • 10th worst accident in 1976
  • 16th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 12th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG); May 1974

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