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Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 12 May 1998
Time:04:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-33AER
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AKW
C/n / msn: 25346/403
First flight: 1991-11-12 (6 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 132
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 141
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Flightnumber: 711
Narrative:
An EgyptAir Airbus A.320 had just landed on runway 05R and crossed the active departure runway 05L on its way to the apron. At that moment an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 was taking off, shearing off 4 feet of the Airbus' vertical stabilizer. The 767 returned to Cairo and landed safely with 3 feet of right wing damage.

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport as the crow flies is 2458 km (1536 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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