British Airways B773 near Baku on Dec 11th 2017, smoke in cabin

Last Update: December 13, 2017 / 20:55:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-198

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
G-STBC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A British Airways Boeing 777-300, registration G-STBC performing flight BA-198 from Mumbai (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 135 passengers and 17 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 100nm southsouthwest of Baku (Azerbaijan) when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and diverted to Baku for a safe landing on runway 35 about 25 minutes later.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Baku due to a suspected technical problem, engineers in Baku are examining the aircraft.

Passengers reported they are now stuck in Baku due to a technical fault, there had been smoke in the first class cabin.

The passengers later disembarked and were taken to the transit zone of the airport.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration G-MEDU positioned from Beirut (Lebanon) to Baku, resumed the flight and reached London with a delay of about 24.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Baku for about 27 hours, then departed to position to London.

On Dec 13th 2017 The Aviation Herald received information stating that the aircraft was enroute at FL360 still in Iran's Airspace about 170nm southsouthwest of Baku at about 16:10Z when the crew reported smoke from the forward galley, the source was identified to be a wine chiller. The crew performed the related checklists and pulled the related circuit breaker, which reduced the smoke, however, fumes continued prompting the crew to divert to Baku.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-198

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
G-STBC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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