British Airways B772 near Boston on Mar 3rd 2019, odour in aft cabin, smoke on board

Last Update: March 4, 2019 / 23:58:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-238

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIG performing flight BA-238 from Boston,MA (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Boston when the crew requested to level off at FL200 while they were investigating an unusual odour in the aft cabin. A few minutes later the crew advised the odour had disappeared and continued the climb, however, the crew again requested to level off at FL280 now reporting there was smoke on board of the aircraft. The crew decided to return to Boston for a safe landing about 55 minutes after departure.

Maintenance identified a faulty air conditioning system as cause of the odour and smoke.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-238

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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