Qantas B744 near Darwin on Oct 4th 2012, burning smell in cabin

Last Update: October 4, 2012 / 15:14:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-5

Aircraft Registration
VH-OJC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OJC performing flight QF-5 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Singapore (Singapore) with 305 passengers, was enroute at FL360 about 120nm southwest of Darwin,NT (Australia) when the crew decided to divert to Darwin due to a burning smell in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Darwin's runway 29 about 25 minutes later.

The flight was postponed to the next day, the passengers were taken to hotels.

The airline reported a burning plastics or electrical smell was detected in the cabin. The smell dissipated about 10 minutes after it was detected.

Passengers reported the captain announced he was getting concerned about a possible electrical fault and diverted to Darwin.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-5

Aircraft Registration
VH-OJC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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