Accident Ilyushin Il-18D YR-IMK, Monday 9 December 1974
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Date:Monday 9 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18D
Owner/operator:EgyptAir, lsf Tarom
Registration: YR-IMK
MSN: 186009104
Year of manufacture:1966
Total airframe hrs:13672 hours
Cycles:5124 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:20 km NW off Jeddah International Airport (JED) -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJD)
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
The Ilyushin Il-18D was leased by EgyptAir from the Romanian airline Tarom to fly hadj pilgrims to and from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The aircraft took off from Jeddah at 19:05 on a repositioning flight to Cairo, Egypt. Shortly after takeoff, while the aircraft was about 20 km north-west off Jeddah, radar and radio contact was lost.
was flying from Jeddah to Cairo when it crashed into the Red Sea.

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  • 75th worst accident in 1974
  • 51st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 35th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Düsseldorf Airport (DUS); May 1973

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