Air Canada A333 at Frankfurt on Sep 26th 2012, acrid smell, thin smoke and temperature rise in cockpit

Last Update: October 1, 2012 / 20:59:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-845

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFUR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFUR performing flight AC-845 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 235 people on board, was climbing out of Frankfurt's runway 25C when the crew reported a strong acrid smell, thin visible smoke and a temperature rise in the cockpit and requested an immediate return to Frankfurt. The aircraft levelled off at FL070 and landed safely but overweight on runway 25C about 12 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported the crew noticed an acrid smell in cockpit and cabin, thin visible smoke and a temperature rise was observed in the cockpit. The aircraft landed 40 tons overweight. Maintenance determined the #1 air conditioning system as source of the smoke.

An observer on the ground reported a high number of emergency vehicles including fire engines and ambulances deployed to runway 25C a few minutes prior to the A330 landing at what appeared a higher than normal speed. The aircraft vacated the runway and taxied to a remote apron at the western end of the aerodrome soon being surrounded by all emergency vehicles, fire brigades checking out the landing gear.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GFUR
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-845

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFUR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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