Egypt BCS3 at Cairo on Jan 9th 2021, intercepted wrong ILS, corrected and descended below safe height before going around

Last Update: January 9, 2021 / 18:42:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-714

Destination
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GFI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

Airport ICAO Code
HECA

An Egypt Air Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration SU-GFI performing flight MS-714 from Beirut (Lebanon) to Cairo (Egypt), was on approach to Cairo in low visibility, low visibility operations were in progress, and was cleared for the ILS approach to runway 05L. While turning final over the Nile river, about 10.5nm from the threshold of runway 05L, the aircraft went through the localizer runway 05L and aligned with runway 05C. ATC detected the false line up and queried the crew that they were cleared for 05L, not 05C. Subsequently ATC instructed the crew to turn left heading 360 and intercept localizer 05L. The crew intercepted localizer 05L and descended reaching 400 feet MSL about 2.6nm before the threshold runway 05L, where the aircraft should have been at 825 feet MSL. The crew subsequently went around, positioned for another approach to runway 05L and landed safely about 15 minutes after the go around.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 5 hours, then returned to service.

Metars:
HECA 091000Z 02004KT 1000 R05L/1000 R23R/1000 BR SCT025 18/17 Q1018 NOSIG=
HECA 090930Z 31004KT 0500 R05L/0500 R23R/0500 FG SCT020 17/17 Q1019 NOSIG=
HECA 090900Z 01002KT 0500 R05L/0500 R23R/0500 FG SCT020 15/15 Q1020 NOSIG=
HECA 090830Z 05002KT 0300 R05L/0300 R23R/0300 FG VV/// 15/15 Q1020 NOSIG=
HECA 090800Z 33002KT 0300 R05L/0300 R23R/0300 FG VV/// 14/14 Q1020 NOSIG=
HECA 090730Z 02002KT 0100 R05L/0100 R23R/0100 FG VV/// 14/14 Q1020 NOSIG=
HECA 090700Z 04002KT 0100 R05L/0100 R23R/0100 FG VV/// 14/14 Q1020 NOSIG=
HECA 090630Z 05004KT 0100 R05L/0100 R23R/0100 FG VV/// 13/13 Q1019 NOSIG=
HECA 090600Z 05004KT 0100 R05L/0100 R23R/0100 FG VV/// 13/13 Q1019 NOSIG=
HECA 090530Z 05004KT 0200 R05L/0200 R23R/0200 FG VV/// 13/13 Q1019 NOSIG=
HECA 090500Z 05004KT 0200 R05L/0200 R23R/0200 FG VV/// 14/14 Q1018 NOSIG=
HECA 090430Z 04003KT 0200 R05L/0200 R23R/0200 FG VV/// 14/14 Q1018 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-714

Destination
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GFI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

Airport ICAO Code
HECA

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