Fedex A306 near Calgary on Aug 20th 2017, avionics smoke indication

Last Update: August 29, 2017 / 20:04:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
N751FD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

A Fedex Federal Express Airbus A300-600, registration N751FD performing freight flight FX-240 from Memphis,TN (USA) to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 2 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 160nm south of Calgary when the crew received an avionics smoke warning, the crew did not detect any smoke or smell of smoke. The crew worked the related checklist, the smoke indication persisted however. The crew declared emergency, turned the aircraft and diverted to Great Falls,MT (USA) for a safe landing.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance discovered two wires were shorted together due to chafing on the airframe.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N751FD
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A300 B4-622R
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A306
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
N751FD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

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