Sunday, July 31, 2011
EgyptAir Boeing 777 suffers cockpit fire at Cairo Airport
The officials say an electrical short in the cockpit caused the fire early Friday as the plane was scheduled to fly to Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. All 300 passengers onboard were rushed off the plane to a transit hall as firefighters put out the flames. Two firefighters that were present at the scene were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The flight was waiting to take off from Cairo airport in Egypt to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. EgyptAir aircraft flight MS667 Nefertiti B777-200. The fire didn’t affect general air traffic and another plane was prepared for the passengers traveling to Jiddah.