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Date:Saturday 19 December 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:John W. Mecom Oil Co.
Registration: N128E
MSN: 10164
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) E of Alexandria (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Amman Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Destination airport:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libya
The C-82 Packet was shot down by Egyptian MiG-21 fighter planes after ignoring warning signals, warning shots and failing to land at Cairo as instructed.

Shot down by aircraft
Loss of control

» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Fairchild C-82 Packet website / Simon Beck
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - December 21 1964


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Amman Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 1471 km (919 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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