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Last updated: 13 June 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 29 juillet 2011
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-266ER
Immatriculation: SU-GBP
Numéro de série: 28423/71
Année de Fabrication: 1997-05-05 (14 years 3 months)
Heures de vol:48281
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4090
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 307
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 317
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypte)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Aéroport de destination:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Arabie Saoudite
Numéro de vol:MS667
A Boeing 777-266ER, SU-GBP, sustained substantial damage in a cockpit fire at Cairo International Airport (CAI), Egypt.
The aircraft was preparing for departure at Gate F7, Terminal 3 at Cairo Airport. While waiting for the last passengers to board, the first officer heard a pop and a hissing sound to the right side of his seat. Fire and smoke was seen coming from the right console area below the number 3 window. The captain instructed the first officer to leave the cockpit immediately while the captain used the cockpit fire extinguisher to fight the fire. This attempt was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile the crew and passengers expeditiously deplaned and the first officer went looking for someone with a radio to notify the fire services. He finally stopped a car on a service road and called the fire department. The first fire brigade arrived after three minutes and the fire was extinguished.

Examination of the aircraft determined that the cockpit was extensively damaged, and two holes were burned through the aircraft external skin just below the First Officer’s window. In addition, smoke damage occurred throughout the aircraft, and heat damage was found on overhead structures well aft of the cockpit.
The crew oxygen system has a number of oxygen lines and hoses running through the area were the fire started. Some of those hoses are electrically conductive, according to research.

Probable Cause:

Probable causes for the accident can be reached through:
1. Electrical fault or short circuit resulted in electrical heating of flexible hoses in the flight crew oxygen system. (Electrical Short Circuits; contact between aircraft wiring and oxygen system components may be possible if multiple wire clamps are missing or fractured or if wires are incorrectly installed).
2. Exposure to Electrical Current.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ECAA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

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photo of Boeing-777-266ER-SU-GBP
accident date: 29-07-2011
type: Boeing 777-266ER
registration: SU-GBP
photo of Boeing-777-266ER-SU-GBP
accident date: 29-07-2011
type: Boeing 777-266ER
registration: SU-GBP
photo of Boeing-777-266ER-SU-GBP
accident date: 29-07-2011
type: Boeing 777-266ER
registration: SU-GBP

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cairo International Airport et Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport est de 1209 km (756 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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