Date: January 02, 1971
Time: 0325
Location: Ben Gashir, Libya
Operator: United Arab Airlines
Flight #: 844
Route: Algiers - Tripoli - Cairo
AC Type: de Havilland Comet 4C
Registration: SU-ALC
cn / ln: 6439
Aboard: 16   (passengers:8  crew:8)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:8  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed 7 kms from the runway in a sandstorm. Decision to land while visibility was below company minimums for that particular airport at night.

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