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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 12 May 1998
Time:04:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-GBD
C/n / msn: 194
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 IAE V2500-A1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
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 Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1209 km (756 miles).

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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