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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56793
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:30-DEC-2008
Time:abt. 6:00 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300-605R
Owner/operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-AMB
C/n / msn: 0694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 227
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Cairo -   Egypt
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:CAI
Destination airport:KWI
Narrative:
The flight KU-542 returned to Cairo after the right engine failed shortly after takeoff. The landing about 30 minutes after takeoff was safe, and the passengers disembarked normally.
A passenger reported that the right hand engine exploded jolting the airplane about 20 seconds after takeoff. Another explosion followed again jolting the aircraft, then a third final explosion shook the airplane hard. The airplane started losing altitude, fellow passengers in the back of the airplane started screaming, that there was fire out of the engine. The passenger could see smoke and flames coming out of the engine himself, too. The airplane was brought under control and the crew performing a safe landing about 30 minutes after the engine explosion.

Sources:

http://avherald.com/h?article=412903b5&opt=0
http://www.248am.com/mark/kuwait/kuwait-airways-engine-explodes/


Images:

Photo of 9K-AMB courtesy AirHistory.net


Munich (EDDM / MUC)
23 June 2013; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2008 09:57 Certosino Added
31-Dec-2008 14:25 angels one five Updated
01-Jan-2009 10:08 angels one five Updated
01-Jan-2009 11:35 CAN Updated

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