France B773 near Irkutsk on Nov 11th 2018, smoke in crew rest area

Last Update: November 12, 2018 / 18:34:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-116

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQC performing flight AF-116 (dep Nov 10th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 282 passengers and 16 crew, was enroute at 9800 meters/FL321 about 160nm south of Irkutsk (Russia) in Mongolian Airspace when the crew decided to divert to Irkutsk reporting flight attendants had reported the smell of smoke in the crew rest area, a short time later the crew reported light smoke had become visible in the crew rest area and the smoke detector in the aft galley had triggered. The aircraft landed safely on Irkutsk's runway 30 about 30 minutes later. The passengers and crew were taken to hotels.

Rosaviatsia reported the aircraft did not sustain any damage.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration F-GSQB positioned from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Irkutsk as flight AF-7676, but did not depart Irkutsk so far about 19 hours after landing.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Irkutsk about 36 hours after landing in Irkutsk.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-116

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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