Egypt A332 over Saudi Arabia on Feb 8th 2021, captain becomes ill

Last Update: February 8, 2021 / 21:41:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-509

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Egypt Air Airbus A330-200, registration SU-GCJ performing flight MS-509 from Cairo (Egypt) to Hong Kong (China), was enroute at FL410 over Saudi Arabia about 670nm eastsoutheast of Cairo when the crew decided to return to Cairo due to the captain becoming ill. The aircraft descended to FL400 for the return, landed safely on Cairo's runway 23C about 95 minutes after turning around and taxied to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Cairo about 8 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-509

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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