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United Arab Airlines Flight 869 (1962)

United Arab Airlines Flight 869
A de Havilland Comet of United Arab Airlines, similar to the crashed aircraft
Accident summary
Date July 19, 1962
Summary CFIT
Site Khao Yai mountain Thailand
Passengers 18
Crew 8
Fatalities 26
Survivors 0
Aircraft type de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Operator United Arab Airlines
Registration SU-AMW
Flight origin Hong Kong (HKG)
Stopover Bangkok (BKK)
Destination Cairo (CAI)

United Arab Airlines Flight 869 was an international scheduled passenger de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C flight from Hong Kong via Bangkok to Cairo. On July 19, 1962 at 13:30 UTC the plane departed from Hong Kong for the first leg of the flight with 18 passengers on board and 8 crew. The flight was uneventful until commencing approach to Bangkok, when the plane crashed in the Khao Yai mountain 96 km NE of Bangkok at 15:44 UTC. There were no survivors.

The investigation found as a probable cause a sequence of mistakes in the navigation by the pilot-in-command, "resulted in grave errors of time and distance in his computations".

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