48 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
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
C/n / msn:188011003
First flight:1968
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)
Phase:Approach (APR)
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.