Passengers and crew escaped injury when a new Soviet-built airliner made a forced landing in a desert area Cairo International Airport yesterday (Friday).
GV Crashed aircraft
MV Hose being sprayed on aircraft tailplane
CU Ilyushin-62 marking on airliner
GV ZOOM OUT.. damaged wings and fuselage (2 shots)
MV Crushed lamp-post
MV & GV Fireman playing hose on aircraft (3 shop)
GV Officials by airliner (4 shots)
Initials ES.2210 ES.2215
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Background: Passengers and crew escaped injury when a new Soviet-built airliner made a forced landing in a desert area Cairo International Airport yesterday (Friday).
The aircraft, an Ilyushin-62 of the Egyptian National Airline, was wrecked as it ploughed across a road 300 yards (metres) from the airport runway.
But the 61 passengers and five crew members wee able to escape though emergency exits and were reported all safe. Visnews cameraman Hassan Dahish visited the scene of the cash while firemen were still playing jets of water over the wrecked airliner to prevent a fire. The reason for the forced landing was not immediately known.