Austrian A320 near Bucharest on May 8th 2018, burning wires

Last Update: May 9, 2018 / 10:39:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-836

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBY performing flight OS-836 from Larnaca (Cyprus) to Vienna (Austria), was enroute at FL360 about 75nm west of Bucharest (Romania) when the crew requested to divert to Bucharest due to a technical problem, they were not declaring emergency, they had some burning wires, the fire was not persistent however, there was a smell in cabin and cockpit, for safety they wanted to divert to Bucharest. The aircraft turned around and diverted to Bucharest for a safe landing on runway 26L about 25 minutes later.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Bucharest for about 5.5 hours, then continued the flight as OS-1474 for Vienna and reached the destination with a delay of about 6 hours.

On May 9th 2018 the airline reported: "As it turned out a cooling fan was defective causing the odour." The passengers disembarked normally and were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-836

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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