EgyptAir Flight 864
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A Boeing 707-320C of EgyptAir, similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||25 December 1976|
|Site||Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 707-366C|
|Flight origin||Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy|
|1st stopover||Cairo International Airport, Egypt|
|2nd stopover||Santacruz Airport, India|
|Last stopover||Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand|
|Destination||Tokyo International Airport, Japan|
|Fatalities||71 (52 in the aircraft and 19 on the ground)|
EgyptAir Flight 864 was a flight from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo. On 25 December 1976, the Boeing 707 on the route crashed into an building in Bangkok. All 52 people on board were killed, as well as 19 on the ground in the crash. Pilot error was determined to be the cause of the crash. EgyptAir said that the Bangkok control tower had not given enough weather information to the crew of Flight 864.
References[change | change source]
- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network
- "Jetliner Crash in Bangkok in 1976 Is Officially Laid to Pilot Error". The New York Times. 14 May 1978.
- Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 139.