Date: March 14, 1972
Time: 22:00
Location: Near Al Fujayrah, United Arab Emirates
Operator: Sterling Airways
Flight #: 296
Route: Colombo - Dubai
AC Type: Aerospatiale Caravelle Super 10B
Registration: OY-STL
cn / ln: 267
Aboard: 112   (passengers:106  crew:6)
Fatalities: 112   (passengers:106  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft struck a mountain ridge during approach, 50 miles E of Dubai. Incorrect information from an outdated flight plan.

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