Egypt A320 at Cairo on Aug 15th 2012, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: August 16, 2012 / 11:21:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-879

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Kano, Nigeria

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Egypt Air Airbus A320-200, registration SU-GCA performing flight MS-879 from Cairo (Egypt) to Kano (Nigeria) with 114 passengers, was climbing out of Cairo towards cruise level above FL200 when the right hand engine (V2527) failed prompting the crew to shut the engine down and return to Cairo for a safe landing on Cairo's runway 05R about 50 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration SU-GCC reached Kano with a delay of 4:20 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-879

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Kano, Nigeria

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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