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Datum:zaterdag 3 september 1960
Tijd:05:54 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trek Airways
Registratie: ZS-CIG
Constructienummer: 42913
Bouwjaar: 1946
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 61
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 67
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij El Badary (   Egypte)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Vliegveld van aankomst:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Oeganda
Flight 033 departed Luxembourg for a flight to Johannesburg with intermediate stops at Cairo and Entebbe. At 04:31 GMT the plane took off from Cairo for the second leg of the flight. One hour and nine minutes into the flight, while flying at 9500 feet, the no. 2 engine fire warning light illuminated and the warning bell rang. The engine was shut down, prop feathered and the emergency drill carried out. The fire didn't stop, forcing the crew to carry out an emergency belly landing in a sandy valley. The fire spread and the aircraft burnt out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A heavy fuel leak from a sheared or cracked fuel pressure pipe, which was ignited by sparks from the generator."


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cairo International Airport en Entebbe Airport bedraagt 3325 km (2078 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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