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EgyptAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greece

Monday, March 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greece

EgyptAir flight MS-748 had to return and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on March 12th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Cairo, Egypt, but had to turn back due to a technical issue with the equipment used in meal preparation. The plane landed back safely. All 103 people aboard remained unharmed.... »

EgyptAir Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield

Saturday, February 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield

EgyptAir Express flight MS-392 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Luxor, Egypt, on February 17th. The plane heading from Aswan to Cairo, Egypt, was diverted after the crew noticed a crack in the windshield. The plane landed safely. All 71 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Three Passengers Injured after Fire Alarm Went Off in Egypt Air Plane

Monday, October 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
Three Passengers Injured after Fire Alarm Went Off in Egypt Air Plane

Egypt Air flight MS-875 was evacuated while it was boarding at Cairo International Airport, Egypt, on October 2nd. The plane bound for Lagos, Nigeria, was boarding when a fire alarm went off for a cargo hold. The passengers were asked to deplane quickly which triggered a stampede. Three passengers were injured in the incident... »

Egypt Air Flight Diverts to Sharm el Sheikh due to Engine Failure

Monday, August 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
Egypt Air Flight Diverts to Sharm el Sheikh due to Engine Failure

Egypt Air flight MS-621 had to divert and make an emergency in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on August 4th. The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Kuwait to Cairo, Egypt, was diverted after one of its engines stopped working. The plane landed uneventfully. All 304 passengers aboard remained safe. The passengers were accommodated in other... »

EgyptAir: Wreckage, Blackboxes located by “John Lethbridge”

Friday, June 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir: Wreckage, Blackboxes located by “John Lethbridge”

The Egyptair Airbus A320 known as flight MS-804 that departed May 18th from Charles de Gaulle airport and disappeared over the Mediterranean in Egyptian airspace apparently has been found. Jun 15th 2016 Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority reported that the “John Lethbridge” identified A320 wreckage locations. Currently the area in question is being mapped, part... »

Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

When a plane goes down in the ocean, the black boxes aboard have enough juice to ping for thirty days. The pingers on flight data recorders AKA “black boxes” last a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, the devices are still active, but the sound on which searchers hone is expected to die... »

EgyptAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bomb Threat

Friday, June 10, 2016
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bomb Threat

EgyptAir Flight 955 made an emergency landing in Urgench, Uzbekistan, on June 8th. The plane, heading from Cairo, Egypt, to Beijing, China, was diverted after the authorities received a bomb threat. The plane landed safely. All 118 passengers and 17 crew members remained safe. No explosive material was found upon inspection. Download article as... »

EgyptAir: 3 Alerts Before the Plane Left Radar. Fire on board.

Friday, June 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

Several different alerts on this plane went off immediately prior to the plane disappearing from the radar, including 1) issues with the windows on the co-pilot’s side of the plane; 2) two smoke alerts, the first one “SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE” at 00:26 a.m. local time; 3) the second one “AVIONICS SMOKE” at 00:27 a.m.... »

EgyptAir Flight #MS804 Located off Karpathos Island

Thursday, May 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir Flight #MS804 Located off Karpathos Island

Before the wreckage was located off Greece’s Karpathos Island, search and rescue services picked up the ELT signal around 8:25, four hours after dawn. Greece reported two red and white plastic objects floating in the sea, and two orange objects, apparently life vests. Civilian ships are heading into the area to assist. France is... »

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing

EgyptAir Flight MS804 en route from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar. At least 66 were aboard. The plane left Paris Wednesday evening and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo tomorrow (Thursday.) FlightRadar24 indicated that the plane flew from Asmara, in Eritrea, to Cairo, then on to Tunis, in Tunisia, before heading, via Cairo,... »

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