Incident Airbus A300B4-605R 9K-AMB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56793
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Date:Tuesday 30 December 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A300B4-605R
Owner/operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-AMB
MSN: 694
Year of manufacture:1993
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 227
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA) -   Egypt
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Destination airport:KWI
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


Revision history:

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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