Egypt A320 near Madinah on Jun 4th 2015, cracked windshield

Last Update: June 5, 2015 / 17:44:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 4, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-654

Aircraft Registration
SU-GBD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Egypt Air Airbus A320-200, registration SU-GBD performing flight MS-654 from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Alexandria (Egypt) with 136 passengers, was enroute at FL340 about 200nm northeast of Madinah (Saudi Arabia) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL200 due to a cracked windshield and diverted to Madinah for a safe landing about one hour later.

A replacement A320-200 registration SU-GBA positioned to Madinah and reached Alexandria as flight MS-6206 with a delay of 9.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft departed Madinah as flight MS-1654 after about 17 hours on the ground and positioned to Cairo.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 4, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-654

Aircraft Registration
SU-GBD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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