France B773 over Atlantic on Jan 24th 2019, burning odour on board

Last Update: January 25, 2019 / 19:49:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-792

Aircraft Registration
F-GZNG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GZNG performing flight AF-792 from Paris Orly (France) to Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), was enroute at FL340 over the Atlantic about 330nm west of Lajes, Azores Islands (Portugal) when the crew declared emergency and decided to turn around and divert to Lajes reporting a burning odour on board. The aircraft landed safely on Lajes' runway 15 about 80 minutes after the decision to divert and taxied to the apron, where the passengers disembarked normally.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration F-GSQN positioned from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Lajes, continued the flight and reached Pointe-a-Pitre with a delay of about 15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft departed Lajes after about 20 hours on the ground and returned to Paris Orly. The aircraft is still on the ground in Paris about 4 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-792

Aircraft Registration
F-GZNG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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