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Fatal crashes in Egypt and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Egypt
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2016
19 May
Egypt
175 miles off the Egyptian coast
EgyptAir
Airbus A320-232 (SU-GCC)
 66
 66 /  0
2015
31 Oct
Egypt
Near Hasna
Metrojet
Airbus A321-231 (EI-ETJ)
 224
 224 /  0
2009
20 Feb
Egypt
Luxor
Aerolift
Antonov 12V (S9-SVN)
 5
 5 /  0
2007
6 May
Egypt
Near El-Thamad
Military - French Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (742/CB)
 9
 9 /  0
2004
3 Jan
Egypt
Off Sharm el Sheikh
Flash Air
Boeing B-737-3Q8 (SU-ZCF)
 148
 148 /  0
1988
14 Dec
Egypt
Near Luxor
GAS Air
Boeing B-707-321C (5N-AYJ)
 8
 8 /  5
1988
31 Mar
Egypt
Cairo
Arax Airlines
Douglas DC-8-55F (5N-ARH)
 4
 4 /  0
1987
21 Sep
Egypt
Luxor
EgyptAir
Airbus A.300B4-203 (SU-BCA)
 5
 5 /  0
1986
10 Jun
Egypt
Near Cairo
EgyptAir
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 (SU-GAD)
 26
 23 /  0
1984
8 May
Egypt
Elbet Beni Salama
Military - Egyptian Air Force
McDonnel F-4E Phantom II (?)
 2
 2 /  19
1981
29 May
Egypt
Cairo
Military - Egyptian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (SU-BAH)
 17
 17 /  0
1980
12 Nov
Egypt
Near Cairo
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-141A (67-0030)
 13
 13 /  0
1979
11 Aug
Egypt
Near Katab
Bahri Aviation
Learjet 35 (N711AF)
 5
 5 /  0
1978
5 Nov
Egypt
Off Alexandria
Nile Delta Air Services
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AZM)
 18
 18 /  0
1975
25 Nov
Egypt
Near Bir Lahfan
Military - Israel Air Force
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (011)
 20
 20 /  0
1974
10 Oct
Egypt
Cairo
EgyptAir
Tupolev Tu-154 (SU-AXB)
 6
 6 /  0
1972
5 Dec
Egypt
Beni Sueif
EgyptAir
Boeing 707-336C (SU-AOW)
 6
 6 /  0
1969
20 Mar
Egypt
Near Aswan
United Arab Airlines
Ilyushin IL-18D (SU-APC)
 105
 100 /  0
1968
18 Aug
Egypt
Off Port Said
United Arab Airlines
Antonov AN-24V (SU-AOL)
 40
 40 /  0
1968
15 Jan
Egypt
Zifta
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJG)
 4
 4 /  0
1967
7 Feb
Egypt
Near Hourghada
Misrair
Antonov AN-24 (?)
 30
 30 /  0
1966
18 Mar
Egypt
Cairo
United Arab Airlines
Antonov AN-24B (SU-AOA)
 30
 30 /  0
1965
7 Jul
Egypt
Cairo
Military - Soviet Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 31
 30 /  0
1965
20 May
Egypt
Cairo
Pakistan International Airlines
Boeing B-720-040B (AP-AMH)
 127
 121 /  0
1963
15 Dec
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Vickers 634 Viking 1B (SU-AFK)
 6
 6 /  0
1963
15 Dec
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Vickers 634 Viking 1B (SU-AFK)
 6
 6 /  0
1963
18 Oct
Egypt
Near Aswan
Military - Soviet Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 31
 31 /  0
1963
18 Oct
Egypt
Near Aswan
Military - Soviet Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 31
 31 /  0
1963
12 May
Egypt
Near Ayayda
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJX)
 34
 34 /  0
1963
12 May
Egypt
Near Ayayda
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJX)
 34
 34 /  0
1962
15 May
Egypt
Near Cairo
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJM)
 3
 3 /  0
1961
12 Jun
Egypt
Cairo
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Lockheed L-188C Electra (PH-LLM)
 36
 20 /  0
1958
29 Sep
Egypt
Over the Mediterranean Sea
Middle East Airlines
Avro 685 York I (OD-ADB)
 5
 5 /  0
1958
7 Mar
Egypt
Menzalah Lake
Misrair
Vickers 628 Viking 1B (SU-AGN)
 26
 8 /  0
1958
19 Feb
Egypt
Cairo
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Douglas DC-6B (PH-DFK)
 21
 1 /  0
1956
28 Oct
Egypt
Over the Mediterranean Sea
Military - Egyptian Air Force
Curtiss C-46 (SU-AAB)
 23
 23 /  0
1956
20 Feb
Egypt
Near Cairo
Transport Aerien Intercontinentaux (France)
Douglas DC-6B (F-BGOD)
 64
 52 /  0
1954
15 Sep
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Vickers 634 Viking (SU-AFO)
 4
 3 /  0
1953
15 Dec
Egypt
Near Cairo
Misair
VC-Viking (SU-AFK)
 6
 6 /  0
1953
9 Feb
Egypt
Cairo
Military - Egyptian Air Force
Curtiss-Wright C-46 (1001)
 35
 30 /  0
1951
19 Nov
Egypt
Cairo
Devlet Hava Yollari
Douglas DC-3 (TC-ACA)
 5
 5 /  0
1950
31 Aug
Egypt
Near Wadi Natrun
Trans World Airlines
Lockheed 749A Constellation (N6004C)
 55
 55 /  0
1949
15 Jan
Egypt
Ras-el-Tin
Pan African Air Charter
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (ZS-AYB)
 30
 30 /  0
1946
23 Oct
Egypt
Gebel Kalamoun
Socotra
Junkers JU-52/3m (F-BCHD)
 24
 1 /  0
1946
24 Aug
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Avro Anson (SU-ADJ)
 9
 6 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly. --- See all
2017
10 Mar
Turkey
Istanbul
Swan Aviation
Sikorsky S-76C (TC-HEZ)
 7
 7 /  0
2015
18 Jan
Syrian Arab Republic
Near Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base
Syrian Air Force
Antonov An-26 (?)
 37
 37 /  0
2012
7 Oct
Sudan
Near Omdurman
Military - Sudanese Air Force
Antonov An-12BP (ST-ASA)
 22
 15 /  0
2012
19 Aug
Sudan
Talodi
Alfa Airlines
Antonov An-26-100 (ST-ARL)
 32
 32 /  0
2010
12 May
Libya
Tripoli
Afriqiyah Airways
Airbus A330-202 (5A-ONG)
 104
 103 /  0
2008
13 Nov
Iraq
Fallujah
Falcon Aviation Group
Antonov An-12 (S9-SAO)
 7
 7 /  0
2008
30 Jun
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Ababeel Aviaition
Ilysushin Il-76TD (ST-WTB)
 4
 4 /  0
2008
27 Jun
Sudan
Near Malakal
Juba Air Cargo
Antonov 12BK (ST-ARN)
 8
 7 /  0
2008
10 Jun
Sudan
Khartoum
Sudan Airways
Airbus A-310-324 (ST-ATN)
 214
 32 /  0
2008
2 May
Sudan
Near Rumbek
Southern Sudan Air Connection
Beechcraft 1900C (5Y-FLX)
 24
 24 /  0
2007
30 Nov
Turkey
Near Isparta
Atlasjet Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (TC-AKM)
 57
 57 /  0
2007
8 Nov
Sudan
Khartoum
Juba Air Cargo
Antonov 12 (ST-JUA)
 4
 0 /  2
2007
22 Aug
Iraq
Near Kirkuk
Military - U.S. Army
UH-60 Blackhawk helilcopter (?)
 14
 14 /  0
2007
20 Jan
Iraq
Near Baghdad
Military - US Army
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk (?)
 12
 12 /  0
2007
9 Jan
Iraq
Near Balad Air Base
Moldovan Aeriantur-M Air Cargo
Antonov 26B-100 (ER-26068)
 35
 34 /  0
2006
7 Jan
Iraq
Near Tal Afar
Military - US Army
UH-60L Black Hawk (91-26346)
 12
 12 /  0
2005
2 Jun
Sudan
Khartoom
Marsland Aviation
Antonov AN-24B (ST-WAL)
 42
 7 /  0
2005
21 Apr
Iraq
Near Baghdad
Military - Bulgarian
Mil Mi-8 (?)
 11
 11 /  0
2005
3 Feb
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Air West
Ilyushin 76TD (ST-EWB)
 7
 7 /  0
2005
30 Jan
Iraq
Near Al Taji
Military - Royal Air Force
Lockheed Hercules C.1 (XV179)
 10
 10 /  0
2005
26 Jan
Iraq
Rutbah
Military - U.S. Marines
CH53E Sea Stallion (164536)
 31
 31 /  0
2004
11 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Near Jeddah
Airline Transport
Ilyushin II-76TD (ER-IBW)
 7
 1 /  0
2004
5 Oct
Sudan
Kaduqli
Sarit Airlines
Antonov AN-12 (ST-SAF)
 4
 4 /  0
2004
11 May
Sudan
Dalang
El Magal Aviation
Antonov AN-12 (ST-SIG)
 7
 7 /  0
2004
6 May
Sudan
Jiech
Charter - Air Cush
Let 410UVP (9XR-DC)
 10
 6 /  0
2003
15 Nov
Iraq
Mosul
Military - U.S. Army
UH-60 Black Hawk / UH-60 Black Hawk (? / ?)
 22
 17 /  0
2003
2 Nov
Iraq
Near Hasi
Military - U.S. Army
CH-47 Chinook (?)
 36
 15 /  0
2003
8 Jul
Sudan
Port Sudan
Sudan Airways
Boeing 737-2J8C (ST-AFK)
 117
 117 /  0
2003
26 May
Turkey
Near Macka
Ukranian-Mediterranean Airlines
Yakovlev 42D (UR-42352)
 75
 75 /  0
2003
8 Jan
Turkey
Diyarbakir
Turkish Airlines (THY)
BAe Avro RJ-100 (TC-THG)
 80
 75 /  0
2001
16 May
Turkey
Malatya
Military - Turkish Air Force
CASA CN-235M-10 (?)
 34
 34 /  0
2001
4 Apr
Sudan
Adar Yeil
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov AN-24 (?)
 30
 14 /  0
2001
15 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Medina
Vnukovo Airlines
Tupolev 154M (RA-85619)
 174
 3 /  0
2000
25 Jan
Turkey
Near Ankara
Top Air - Air Taxi
Beechcraft King Air C90 (?)
 4
 4 /  0
2000
13 Jan
Libya
Off Marsa el-Brega
Avisto
Shorts 360-300 (HB-AAM)
 41
 22 /  0
1999
29 Dec
Turkey
Near Zonguldak
Ecuato Guineana de Aviacion
Antonov 28 (3C-JJI)
 6
 6 /  0
1999
2 Oct
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Aramco Associated Company
Bell 214ST helicopter (N704H)
 20
 12 /  0
1999
3 Jun
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov 32 (?)
 50
 50 /  0
1999
7 Apr
Turkey
Near Ceyhan
Turkish Airlines (THY)
Boeing 737-4Q8 (TC-JEP)
 6
 6 /  0
1998
12 Feb
Sudan
Near Nasir
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov AN-32 (?)
 57
 27 /  0
1997
4 Feb
Israel
Northern Israel
Military - Israel Air Force /Military - Israel Air Force
Sikorsky CH53D / Sikorsky CH53D (357 / 903)
 73
 73 /  0
1996
3 May
Sudan
Near Haj Yousif
Federal Airlines
Antonov AN-24 (ST-FAG)
 53
 53 /  0
1996
26 Feb
Sudan
Near Jabal Awliya
Military - Sudanese Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (?)
 91
 91 /  0
1994
29 Dec
Turkey
Near Van
Turkish Airlines (THY)
Boeing B-737-4Y0 (TC-JES)
 76
 57 /  0
1994
14 Apr
Iraq
Northern Iraq
Military - U.S. Army / Military U.S. Army
Sikorsky UH-60 / Sikorsky UH-60 (8726000/8826060)
 26
 26 /  0
1993
7 Jun
Sudan
Near Ariab
Sasco Air Lines
Cessna 404 Titan (ST-AID)
 11
 11 /  0
1992
22 Dec
Libya
Tripoli
Libya Arab Airlines / Military - Libya Air Force
Boeing B-727-2L5 / MiG23UB (5A-DIA)
 157
 157 /  0
1992
7 Apr
Libya
Near Sarra
Air Bissau
Antonov AN-24RV (J5-GAE)
 13
 3 /  0
1991
11 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Nationair (chartered by Nigeria Airways)
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Super 61 (C-GMXQ)
 261
 261 /  0
1991
5 May
Sudan
Near Awell
Nile Safaris Aviation
Cessna 404 Titan II (ST-AHX)
 8
 8 /  0
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