Media wrongly reports A380 emergency in Egypt

Even hours after the incident publications like Travel & Tour World, The New Zealand Herald, Bloomberg news and others reported an emergency landing of an Airbus A380 in Egypt.

Media wrongly reports A380 emergency in Egypt

Even hours after the incident publications like Travel & Tour World, The New Zealand Herald, Bloomberg news and others reported an emergency landing of an Airbus A380 in Egypt.

The facts are different. Airport Authorities in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt by mistake mentioned an A380 aircraft, when it really was an emergency on a lot smaller aircraft

A Monarch Airlines Airbus A300-600, registration G-MAJS performing flight ZB-248 from London Gatwick, EN (UK) to Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) with 262 people on board, was descending towards Sharm el Sheikh, estimated to land about 15 minutes later, when the crew declared emergency reporting the left hand engine (CF6) had failed due to fuel no longer reaching the engine and was shut down. The aircraft landed safely in Sharm el Sheikh.

The return flight was cancelled.

The airline reported a warning indication in the cockpit was illuminated.

UK Based Monarch Airlines, also known as and trading as Monarch, is a British airline based at Luton Airport, operating scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, with additional charter services to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa.

Owned by Globus Travel Group, the airline’s headquarters are at Luton with other bases at Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Gatwick and Manchester. Monarch is the oldest UK airline to have not changed its original name. It has around 3000 employees.

Monarch Airlines carried around 6.3 million passengers during 2012. In June 2010, the airline was ranked 58th in the Sunday Times Top Track 100 listing the biggest privately held British companies in terms of their sales. The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Type A Operating License, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

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