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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 February 2000
Time:ca 22:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-366ER
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-GAO
C/n / msn: 24541/275
First flight: 1989-07-25 (10 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4060
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 93
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Harare Airport (HRE) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), South Africa
Destination airport:Harare Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Flightnumber:MS880
Narrative:
EgyptAir flight MS880 suffered a landing accident at Harare Airport, Zimbabwe. The aircraft, a Boeing 767-366ER, touched down on runway 23 following a VOR/DME approach.
According to a statement by EgyptAir, the no. 1 engine touched the ground and separated from the wing. The aircraft then ran off the side of the runway.
Weather was poor with strong cross wind.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» AP


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Distance from Johannesburg International Airport to Harare Airport as the crow flies is 955 km (597 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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