Swiss A333 near Genoa on Jul 4th 2018, nasty odour on board

Last Update: July 15, 2019 / 13:32:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 4, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-7288

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Swiss Airbus A330-300, registration HB-JHH performing flight LX-7288 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Johannesburg (South Africa) with 206 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 80nm south of Genoa (Italy) when the crew decided to turn around and return to Zurich due to a nasty odour on board. The aircraft landed safely back in Zurich about 2:10 hours after departure.

The flight was originally scheduled to depart as flight LX-288 with Swiss' Airbus A340-300 HB-JMD carrying out the flight the previous day, however, the flight was cancelled and postponed to the next day resulting in the occurrence flight.

The airline confirmed a nasty odour prompted the return to Zurich, the aircraft is being examined as of current. The passengers have now been rebooked onto alternate flights.

On Jul 15th 2019 Switzerland's SUST reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated. The crew noticed a strong odour in the cockpit and was partially incapacitated and limited in their performance. The aircraft returned to Zurich.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JHH
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
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
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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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 4, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-7288

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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