Date: March 14th, 1972
Type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10B3
Operator: Sterling Airways
Where: Dubai APT; 50nm (United Arab Emirates)
Report No.: Not Available
Report Date: -
This is not an accident investigation report.
The Caravelle hit a mountain ridge at 1600ft 50nm from the airport. The
aircraft was on a straight-in approach to runway 30 out of FL135 at the
PROBABLE CAUSE: Descended below minimum prescribed altiude, probably
because the pilots thought they were closer to Dubai than they actually
were, due to incorrect information on the outdated flight plan and/or due
to a misreading of the weather radar.