46 Years ago today: On 29 January 1973 an EgyptAir Ilyushin 18 crashed into mountains while approaching Nicosia, Cyprus; killing all 37 occupants.
|Date:||Monday 29 January 1973|
|C/n / msn:||188011003|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30|
|Total:||Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||ca 16 km NNE of Nicosia Airport (NIC) ( Cyprus)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus|
The Il-18 crashed into the Kyrenia Mountain range near the village of Karavas, at an altitude of 783 m (117 m below the crest) while on downwind on a nighttime approach to Nicosia runway 14.