Egypt A332 near Athens on Nov 8th 2019, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: November 8, 2019 / 19:22:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-540

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Cologne, Germany

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Egypt Air Airbus A330-200 freighter, registration SU-GCJ performing flight MS-540 from Cairo (Egypt) to Cologne (Germany) with 5 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 70nm eastnortheast of Athens (Greece) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted the aircraft to Athens. The aircraft landed safely on runway 21R about 20 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Athens for 3:45 hours, then continued the flight and reached Cologne with a delay of about 2 hours (flight time from Cairo to Hahn, 1650nm distance, scheduled at 6:20 hours).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-540

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Cologne, Germany

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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