It has emerged that an EgyptAir Boeing 787 flying from Cairo to New York diverted to Dublin due to a cracked windscreen onboard the aircraft.
Incident: EgyptAir 787 Cairo-New York: Cracked Windscreen in Dublin…
EgyptAir flight MS987 is a routine scheduled flight between Cairo and New York, with the affected rotation diverting to Dublin being operated by SU-GEV.
As per data from Planespotters.net, SU-GEV is a 4.5 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the Egyptian carrier back in July 2019.
Of the 787-9 variant, the carrier has seven of them in the fleet, of which six are in active service and one is currently parked, offering a fleet age of 4.0 years.
EgyptAir flight MS987 departed Cairo at 0350 local time this morning and proceeded in a north-westerly direction to New York JFK.
Upon passing Irish airspace originally, the aircraft entered the North Atlantic tracks before turning around and opted to divert to Dublin.
MS987 landed safely into the Irish airport at 1120 local time, with the cause confirmed to be a cracked windscreen onboard the aircraft.
At the time of writing (20/1/24 @ 1900 UK time), SU-GEV is still on the ground due to this incident, with no indication into when the aircraft will be allowed back into commercial service.
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