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Ground fire of a Boeing 777-266ER in Cairo

Date & Time: Jul 29, 2011 at 0911 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-GBP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cairo - Jeddah
MSN:
28423/71
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
MS667
Location:
Country:
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.
Probable cause:
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:
Operator:
Registration:
HS-VAC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cairo - Jeddah
MSN:
23056/587
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
SV9302
Location:
Country:
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.
Probable cause:
Failure of # four engine on take off.

Crash of a Boeing 707 in Cairo

Date & Time: Apr 2, 2004 at 0500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-AVZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Le Caire-Ostende
MSN:
20762
YOM:
1973
Flight number:
MHS200
Location:
Country:
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 Fokker F27 in Cairo: 23 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 1986 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-GAD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sharm el Sheikh-Le Caire
MSN:
10659
YOM:
1983
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Aircraft flight hours:
2063
Aircraft flight cycles:
2378

Crash of a Convair CV-440-88 Metropolitan in Cairo

Date & Time: Nov 30, 1976
Registration:
N985
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
448
YOM:
1957
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Cairo Airport, one of the engine caught fire. The captain decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking manoeuvre. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran and came to rest in flames few dozen metres further. All occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine fire on takeoff for unknown reasons.

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

Date & Time: Jul 19, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
In unknown circumstances, the four engine airplane crashed onto UNO facilities located at the Cairo-Almaza Airfield. All five occupants were killed while there were no injuries on the ground.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154 in Cairo: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1974 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-AXB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cairo - Cairo
MSN:
73A048
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Cairo-Intl Airport. After a training period of 3 hours and 14 minutes, the crew performed a low pass over runway 23 in a slight nose-up attitude. While initiating a climb, the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane that crashed in flames near the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed and all six crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Continual increase of pitching up attitude during overshoot which lead to the stalling of the aircraft at an insufficient height for recovery. Contributing were the inaccurate calculation of the CG position before takeoff and the possibility of movement of the ballast weight aft during flight.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-62 in Cairo

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1972 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-ARN
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
00801
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 36 at Cairo-Almaza Airport, the four engine airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. All 59 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was determined that the crew was scheduled to land at Cairo International Airport runway 34 but following a poor flight preparation and several mistakes on approach, the crew descended to Almaza Airport instead of the international airport. At the time of the accident, the first portion of 650 meters of runway 34 at International Airport were closed to traffic due to repair. Thinking they were landing on the right airport, the crew landed at Almaza runway 36 700 meters past its threshold. In such conditions, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance of runway 36 (1,890 meters), which is a relative short for such aircraft type.
Probable cause:
Crew error.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Cairo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-ANZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cairo - Cairo
MSN:
57302007
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew (one instructeur, a captain and a copilot under supervision) was engaged in a local training flight at Cairo-Intl Airport. Following five successful touch-and-goes, the crew initiated a sixth manoeuvre during which the pilot under training was supposed to perform a complete stop on the runway then to increase power and initiate a take off with one engine inoperative. After liftoff, while climbing to a height of some 50 meters, the airplane banked right to an angle of 90° then crashed by the runway shoulder. The airplane was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the pilot-in-command failed to observe the takeoff procedures and adopted a wrong takeoff configuration. The lack of supervision on part of the instructor and the captain was considered as a contributing factor.