EgyptAir Flight 864

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EgyptAir Flight 864
Boeing 707-366C, EgyptAir AN0209920.jpg
A Boeing 707-320C of EgyptAir, similar to the accident aircraft
Date25 December 1976 (1976-12-25)
SummaryPilot error
SiteDon Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
Total fatalities71
Aircraft typeBoeing 707-366C
Flight originRome Fiumicino Airport, Italy
1st stopoverCairo International Airport, Egypt
2nd stopoverSantacruz Airport, India
Last stopoverDon Mueang International Airport, Thailand
DestinationTokyo International Airport, Japan
Fatalities71 (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.[1] Pilot error was determined to be the cause of the crash.[2] EgyptAir said that the Bangkok control tower had not given enough weather information to the crew of Flight 864.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network
  2. "Jetliner Crash in Bangkok in 1976 Is Officially Laid to Pilot Error". The New York Times. 14 May 1978.
  3. Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 139.