Swiss A343 near Munich on Jun 18th 2018, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: June 20, 2018 / 07:23:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-188

Aircraft Registration
HB-JMD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

A Swiss Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration HB-JMD performing flight LX-188 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 215 passengers, was climbing through FL260 out of Zurich about 60nm south of Munich (Germany) when the crew stopped the climb reporting smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Munich. The aircraft descended to FL100, entered a hold briefly, then continued for a safe landing on Munich's runway 26L about 25 minutes after stopping the climb at FL260. Emergency services inspected the aircraft on the runway, then followed the aircraft to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Munich for about 25 hours, then positioned back to Zurich and is now on the ground in Zurich about 17 hours after landing in Zurich.

On Jun 20th 2018 the airline reported there had been light haze in cockpit and cabin as result of a defect in the air conditioning system. The crew has not reported about any breathing difficulties on board. The aircraft positioned back to Zurich on Jun 19th and is estimated to resume service on Jun 20th.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JMD
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS S.A.S.
Aircraft Model / Type
A340-313
ICAO Aircraft Type
A343
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-188

Aircraft Registration
HB-JMD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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