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Crash of an Airbus A321-231 near Hasna: 224 killed

Date & Time: Oct 31, 2015 at 0613 LT
Type of aircraft: Airbus A321 (29817)">
Operator: MetroJet (Russia) (39840)">
Registration:
EI-ETJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sharm el-Sheikh - Saint Petersburg
MSN:
663
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
KGL9268
Location: Hasna (20596)"> North Sinai (15487)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
217
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
224
Captain / Total flying hours:
12000
Captain / Total hours on type:
3800.00
Aircraft flight hours:
55772
Aircraft flight cycles:
21175
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Sharm el-Sheikh at 0549LT bound for Saint Petersburg and was cleared to climb to FL350. Some 23 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft entered a steep descent and reached a descent rate of 6,000 feet per minute with a simultaneous reduction of speed before all radar and radio contact were lost at 0613LT. The aircraft crashed in a desert area located about 50 km southeast of Hasna, in the Sinai. None of the 224 occupants survived the crash. It appears the aircraft crashed in a slightly flat attitude and was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire (the central part of the fuselage and wings). Based on the debris scattered on a zone of 16 km2, it is now understood that the engines and the tail have been found few dozen yards from the rest of the fuselage. It is believed the aircraft partially disintegrated in the air but probably during the last phase of the descent and not at high altitude.
Causes:
On November 17, 2015, Alexander Bortnikov, Chief of the Russian Secret Services, confirmed to Vladimir Putin that the crash was caused by the detonation of a small 'home made' bomb equivalent to one kilo of TNT that was placed on board the airplane in a beverage can.
On December 14, 2015, the Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority reported that the preliminary report has been finished and has been sent to ICAO as well as all participants in the investigation. Up to date, investigators reported there is no evidence that the crash was caused by a deliberate act. Therefore, technical investigations continues.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Kawm Ushim AFB: 6 killed

Date & Time: Sep 21, 2014
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Location: Kawm Ushim (21406)"> Faiyum (14493)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight. On final approach, pilot lost control of the aircraft following an unknown technical failure. Aircraft crashed short of runway and was destroyed. A crew survived while all six others were killed.

Ground fire of a Boeing 777-266ER in Cairo

Date & Time: Jul 29, 2011 at 0911 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 777-200 (30657)">
Operator: Egyptair (30950)">
Registration:
SU-GBP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cairo - Jeddah
MSN:
28423/71
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
MS667
Location: Cairo (18162)"> Cairo (14120)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
307
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
16982
Captain / Total hours on type:
5314.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2247
Copilot / Total hours on type:
198
Aircraft flight hours:
48281
Aircraft flight cycles:
11448
Circumstances:
Aircraft was parked at gate F7, terminal 3, with its 10 crew and 307 passengers on board, ready for departure. A fire erupted in the cockpit and smoke enter the cabin. While the captain tried to extinguish the fire, the decision was taken to deplane all 317 occupants. Fire brigade arrived on scene within three minutes but the fire destroyed all the cockpit and some holes were also visible on the right side of the fuselage. While only seven people were slightly injured, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Causes:
Probable causes for the accident can be reached through:
- Accurate and thorough reviewing of the factual information and the analysis sections
- Excluding the irrelevant probable causes included in the analysis section
Examination of the aircraft revealed that the fire originated near the first officer's oxygen mask supply tubing, which is located underneath the side console below the no. 3 right hand flight deck window. Oxygen from the flight crew oxygen system is suspected to have contributed to the fire's intensity and speed.
The cause of the fire could not be conclusively determined. It is not yet known whether the oxygen system breach occurred first, providing a flammable environment or whether the oxygen system breach occurred as a result of the fire.
Accident could be related to the following probable causes:
1. Electrical fault or short circuit resulted in electrical heating of flexible hoses in the flight crew oxygen system. (Electrical Short Circuits; contact between aircraft wiring and oxygen system components may be possible if multiple wire clamps are missing or fractured or if wires are incorrectly installed).
2. Exposure to Electrical Current
Final Report:

Mishap of a Boeing 747-300 in Cairo

Date & Time: Jul 17, 2010 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-300 (29813)">
Operator: Saudi Arabian Airlines - SAUDIA (31087)">
Registration:
HS-VAC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cairo - Jeddah
MSN:
23056/587
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
SV9302
Location: Cairo (18162)"> Cairo (14120)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
22
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a positioning flight to Jeddah from Cairo. On departure, engine number four experienced an uncontained failure. Take off procedure was rejected and aircraft came to a halt and was later transferred to a hangar. All 22 crew members escaped unhurt but aircraft was later considered as damaged beyond repair. It was leased to Phuket Air.
Causes:
Failure of # four engine on take off.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Egypt

Date & Time: Feb 24, 2009 at 1200 LT
Registration:
1272
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4714
YOM:
1977
Location: Egypt (19514)"> All Egypt (13624)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed on landing during a touch and go training flight.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Luxor: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 2009 at 0418 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-12 (29623)">
Operator: Aérolift (35777)">
Registration:
S9-SVN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kisangani-Entebbe-Louxor-Nikolaev
MSN:
6 3 443 10
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
LFT1015
Location: Luxor (22473)"> Luxor (15141)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed on take off from Luxor airport in unknown circumstances. All 5 crew members were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Port Said: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 15, 2008 at 1320 LT
Type of aircraft: Beechcraft 90 King Air (29733)">
Registration:
SU-ZAA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cairo - Port Said
MSN:
LJ-1353
YOM:
1995
Location: Port Said (24870)"> Port Said (15708)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in at-Tamad: 9 killed

Date & Time: May 6, 2007 at 0910 LT
Registration:
742/F-RACB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Al Gorah - Sainte Catherine
MSN:
742
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
690
Location: at-Tamad (17103)"> Dakahlia (14342)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Aircraft flight hours:
10939
Aircraft flight cycles:
15168

Crash of a Boeing 707 in Cairo

Date & Time: Apr 2, 2004 at 0500 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 707 (29536)">
Operator: Air Memphis (34045)">
Registration:
SU-AVZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Le Caire-Ostende
MSN:
20762
YOM:
1973
Flight number:
MHS200
Location: Cairo (18162)"> Cairo (14120)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On takeoff, the aircraft veered off runway after a gear collapsed. One or more engines were badly damaged and the aircraft was declared as write off.

Crash of a Boeing 737-300 off Sharm el-Sheikh: 148 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2004 at 0445 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-300 (29808)">
Operator: Flash Airlines (35228)">
Registration:
SU-ZCF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sharm el-Sheikh-Le Caire-Paris
MSN:
26283
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
FSH604
Location: Sharm el-Sheikh (26138)"> South Sinai (16117)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
13
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
135
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
148
Captain / Total flying hours:
7443
Captain / Total hours on type:
474.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
788
Copilot / Total hours on type:
242
Aircraft flight hours:
25603
Aircraft flight cycles:
17976
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff at night, the aircraft plunged into the Red Sea, about 15 km south of the airport. Nobody survived and the aircraft was totaly destroyed upon impact with water surface. On board were 133 French citizens back to Paris-Roissy-CDG Airport, plus one Moroccan, one Japanese and 13 Egyptian (crew members). Weather at the time of accident was good with excellent visibility, outside temperature of 17° C. and light wind. The plane made a right turn after takeoff and at an altitude of approximately 1,500 meters, it made a left turn to come back to the airport but lost height in 17 seconds, descending with a rate of less than 300 feet per minute. The crew did not send any mayday message.