Egypt A332 at Cairo on May 15th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: May 25, 2017 / 15:14:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-955

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Egypt Air Airbus A330-200, registration SU-GCI performing flight MS-955 (scheduled dep May 14th, actual dep May 15th) from Cairo (Egypt) to Beijing (China) with 211 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Cairo's runway 05C when the crew rejected takeoff at about 60 knots over ground due to the failure of the left hand engine (Trent 772). The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway about 1200 meters/4000 feet down the runway and stopped clear of the runway. Following checks by emergency services the aircraft returned to the apron, passengers disembarked normally.

The engine failure had caused a large hole in the cowl at the engine inlet up to fan section of the left hand engine.

A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration SU-GCG reached Beijing with a delay of about 3 hours.

On May 25th 2017 Egypt's AIB reported the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure followed by a rejected takeoff. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-955

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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