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).
This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.
Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.
An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQH performing flight AF-90 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Miami,FL (USA), was descending…
An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQL performing flight AF-662 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with…
An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-HEPJ performing flight AF-9421 from Malaga,SP (Spain) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was on final…
An Air France Airbus A318-100, registration F-GUGJ performing flight AF-6141 from Toulouse to Paris Orly (France), was on approach to Orly when the…
An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-GKXJ performing flight AF-1623 from Munich (Germany) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was…
An Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registration VT-AXZ performing flight IX-442 from Muscat (Oman) to Kochi (India) with 145 passengers, was…
An Air Malta Airbus A320-200, registration 9H-AHS performing flight KM-514 from Malta (Malta) to Vienna (Austria) with 170 passengers and 7 crew, was…
Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.Pick your plan and subscribe
A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.
ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.
Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5464 existing subscribers.
Popular aircraftAirbus A320
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlinesAmerican Airlines