Plane File Number BEA su-f040103 Accident, Au large de Charm el Cheikh, on 3 January 2004, BOEING - 737, SU-ZCF

Accident on 3 January 2004 off the coast of Sharm el-Sheikh

Summary

Final report. On January 3, 2004, about 02:45:06 UTC, 04:45:06 Local time, Flash Airlines flight FSH604, a Boeing 737-300, Egyptian registration SU-ZCF, crashed into the Red Sea shortly after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH) in South Sinai, Egypt. The flight was a passenger charter flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France with a stopover in Cairo international Airport (CAI) for refueling. Flight 604 departed from Sharm el-Sheikh airport with 2 pilots (Captain and First Officer), 1 observer, 4 cabin crew, 6 off-duty crew members and 135 passengers on board. The airplane was destroyed due to impact forces with the Red Sea with no survivals.

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Information on 25 March 2006

Le projet de rapport final de la commission d'enquête égyptienne sur la catastrophe de Charm el-Cheikh a été soumis pour observations au BEA et au NTSB américain, comme le prévoit la procédure internationale.Les observations du BEA ont été remises au Président de la commission le 3 January 2006 et devraient être annexées au rapport final. Celui-ci peut être consulté sur le site des autorités de l'aviation civile égyptienne www.civilaviation.gov.eg

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release on 19 November 2004

Le 11 November, M. Kelada, président de la commission d'enquête égyptienne, a tenu au Caire une conférence de presse pour présenter un rapport relatif à l'Accident de Charm el-Cheikh le 3 janvier 2004. Il s'agit à ce stade d'un rapport factuel, sans analyse des faits ou conclusions. A cette occasion, M. Kelada a annoncé son calendrier pour la suite des travaux en vue de la préparation du rapport final dont il envisage la parution fin juin 2005.Le BEA organise

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release on 10 November 2004

Le BEA communique : la commission d'enquête égyptienne sur l'Accident de charm el-Cheikh le 3 Janvier 2004 a établi un rapport d'étape.Ce rapport sera présenté à la presse internationale demain 11 novembre au Caire par M. Shaker Kelada, président de la commission d'enquête.A cette occasion, le BEA organise une réunion d'information à l'attention des familles des victimes de l'accident avec la participation de M. Kelada. Cette réunion aura lieu au Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace le samedi 20 novembbre en présence de M. Gilles de Robien, ministre de l'Equipement, des Transports, de l'Aménagement du Territoire, du Tourisme et de la Mer.


Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release on 3 mars 2004

Today, 3 March, two months have passed since the aviation disaster at Sharm-El-Sheik. The BEA reiterates its unerring commitment to the cause of aviation safety.It was in this context that the BEA was invited by the Egyptian authorities to participate in the investigation that they are leading, in accordance with international agreements. The American NTSB is also participating in the investigation, the airplane being a Boeing.The work of the investigation is continuing

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release, 21 January 2004

The Egyptian Commission of Inquiry, in association with the French and American investigators present in Cairo, has begun the readout of the recorders recovered from the wreckage of the Flash Airlines Boeing 737.The data relating to the accident flight has been read out successfully. The parameters are currently being validated and investigators are listening to the CVR recording. This work entails the investigators identifying, confirming and timing the exact sequence of

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release on 21 April 2004

The investigation led by the Egyptian authorities into the accident to the Flash Airlines Boeing 737 at Sharm-El-Sheik is continuing, with the participation of American (NTSB) and French (BEA) investigators and the collaboration of the manufacturer Boeing. Within this framework, the President of the Commission of Inquiry wished to issue the following statement.On the basis of the facts and the initial analyses, it has been established that the accident is linked to what

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release on 18 January 2004

After locating and recovering the FDR, the flight data recorder of the Boeing 737-300 that crashed into the sea off Sharm-El-Sheik on 3 January 2004, a new stage has been reached. The airplane’s second recorder, the CVR, was identified in the vicinity of the place where the first one was found and was brought to the surface during the night.The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) records conversations and background noises and any alarms in the cockpit. The recorder is in bad

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Press release on 17 January 2004

The first stage of the technical investigation into the accident that occurred at Sharm-El-Sheik on 3 January, an accident that cost the lives of 148 people, including 134 French citizens, was centered on mobilizing the means required to survey the accident site and locate the airplane’s two flight recorders.The joint efforts of all those participating in this phase of the investigation, in particular the French Navy and France Telecom, have just enabled the Flight Data

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Accident off coast of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 3 January 2004

Information, 8 January 2004 

On 3 January 2004 at Sharm-El-Sheik, the airplane registered SU-ZCF, a Boeing 737-300 operated by Flash Airlines, crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff, causing the deaths of the 148 persons on board, including 134 French passengers. The BEA’s staff shares the national sense of grief and bewilderment on this immensely sad occasion and extends its sincerest sympathies to the members of the families concerned. 

In accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on

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