France B772 near Asuncion on Dec 19th 2017, electrical problem and odour on board
Last Update: December 20, 2017 / 20:12:44 GMT/Zulu time
Airport Emergency services as well as Paraguay's Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft diverted due to a fuel leak.
Passengers on board of the aircraft reported the crew announced they were suffering from an electrical fault.
The airport manager reported the crew reported a strong unusual odour on board, a strong burning odour and/or an odour of fuel, as was being understood on the ground. Emergency services checked the aircraft for possible leaks after landing before the aircraft taxied to the apron.
The airline reported an indication related to an abnormal smell. The crew dumped fuel and diverted to Asuncion.
The representative of Air France in Paraguay reported on Dec 20th 2017, that a problem with the lighting system produced an unusual odour due to overheating of an electrical element. The crew dumped fuel and diverted to Asuncion. The passengers were taken to hotels.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Asuncion about 22 hours after landing (standing Dec 20th 20:10Z).
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