Egypt B738 near Cairo on Jul 9th 2012, weather radar failure

Last Update: July 9, 2012 / 21:50:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-779

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GCS performing flight MS-779 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 78 passengers, was enroute at FL360 about 55nm north of Cairo (Egypt) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Cairo due to the weather radar malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely on Cairo's runway 23L about 20 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration SU-GEA departed about 2 hours after landing and is estimated to reach London with a delay of 90 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-779

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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