Flash Airlines Flight 604
Flash Airlines Flight 604, a Boeing 737-300, was a flight from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to Paris, France, via Cairo. On January 3, 2004 the plane crashed into the Red Sea just moments after take-off at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. All 135 passengers and 13 crew members on-board the plane died. The cause the crash remains disputed and suggested to be spatial disorientation from the Captain.
|Date||3 January 2004|
|Summary||Loss of control and crash into sea after takeoff; cause disputed|
|Site||Red Sea near Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt |
|Aircraft type||Boeing 737-3Q8|
|IATA flight No.||7K604|
|ICAO flight No.||FSH604|
|Call sign||FLASH 604|
|Flight origin||Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt|
|Stopover||Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt|
|Destination||Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France|
The crash remains Egypt's deadliest air-disaster, until the bombing of Kogalymavia Flight 9268, with 224 deaths. The crash is also the worst crash of a Boeing 737-300.
Passengers[change | change source]
Most of the passengers aboard the flight were French tourists from the Paris metropolitan area. A provisional passenger list, dated 5 January 2004, stated that twelve entire French families had boarded the flight.
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References[change | change source]
- Lichfield, John (5 January 2004). "Twelve entire families named among Red Sea crash victims as Swiss reveal airline safety fears". The Independent. Retrieved 14 January 2009.[dead link]