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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218907
Last updated: 18 August 2019
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Time:00:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-866 (WL)
Registration: SU-GEA
C/n / msn: 40760/3492
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB) -   Ethiopia
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB)
The Boeing 737-800, Registration SU-GEA operated by EgyptAir was on a scheduled flight from Cairo, Egypt, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The flight from its departure to approach was normal. At 00:15 UTC the aircraft suffered a hard landing with a vertical acceleration of about +3.5G and sustained nose tire burst. Following the burst the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The right and left side fuselage nose section cover deformed, engine inlet cowling damaged, right engine fan blades seriously dented, both landing lights damaged and there were ruptures and dents on some parts of the control surfaces and fuselage.

Probable Cause of the Accident:
The investigation committee analyzed and revealed that the most probable cause of the accident is erroneous landing and overlooking recommended practice and operating procedures are a potential hazard, particularly during the approach and landing phase of flight, and increase the risk of approach and landing accidents contributed by the crew.

Contributing Factor
- Un-even transformation of landing irregularities (un- stabilized approach) brought an increase on vertical acceleration and the G load;
- The flight crew’s mismanagement of the approach and deviations from company standard operating procedures, which placed the airplane in an unsafe situation and led to an irregular landing
- The flight crew did not apply the principles of crew resource management


Serious Incident Investigation Report

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation SU-GEA(1) issued by
Safety recommendation SU-GEA(2) issued by
Safety recommendation SU-GEA(3) issued by
Safety recommendation SU-GEA(4) issued by
Safety recommendation SU-GEA(5) issued by

Revision history:

02-Dec-2018 14:33 harro Added

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