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Egyptian plane crashes since 1970

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CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) -- The following is a list of fatal incidents since 1970 involving Egyptian airlines.

January 2, 1971 -- An EgyptAir Comet4 went down in sand dunes four miles (six km) short of the runway on approach to Tripoli, Libya, killing all eight crew and eight passengers.

January 29, 1973 -- An EgyptAir Ilyushin 18 plane crashed into a mountain on approach to Nicosia, Cyprus, killing all seven crew and 30 passengers.

December 25, 1976 -- An EgyptAir Boeing 707 crashed into a textile mill on approach to Bangkok, killing all nine crew and 43 passengers. Twenty people on the ground also died.

November 23, 1985 -- An EgyptAir Boeing 737-200 was hijacked to Valletta, Malta, and, after several hours of negotiations, Egyptian troops stormed the aircraft. The hijackers threw several hand grenades. Two of the six crew members and 58 of the 90 passengers were killed.

October 31, 1999 -- An EgyptAir Boeing 767 went down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Massachusett's state island of Nantucket on a flight from New York to Cairo with 212 people on board.

May 7, 2002 -- An EgyptAir Boeing 737-500 with around 62 passengers and crew on board crashed as it was attempting to land at Tunis airport, killing at least 20 people.

January 3, 2004 -- An Egyptian Boeing 737 airliner crashed into the Red Sea after take-off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 135 passengers and six crew.



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