Kuwait B772 near Cardiff on Oct 11th 2012, smoke in cabin

Last Update: October 12, 2012 / 10:25:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-101

Aircraft Registration
9K-AOB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-200, registration 9K-AOB performing flight KU-101 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm northwest of Cardiff,WL (UK) when the crew declared emergency reporting visible smoke in the cabin, descended the aircraft to FL200 while turning back and returned to London Heathrow dumping fuel on the way. The aircraft landed safely on Heathrow's runway 09R about one hour after departure.

A passenger reported the captain announced they were returning to Heathrow due to technical reasons. After landing the captain announced they had returned to London due to visible smoke in the cabin. The passengers deplaned about 3 hours after landing, the flight was postponed to the next day.

Heathrow Airport reported the mist appearing in the cabin was identified as steam from the air conditioning system.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-101

Aircraft Registration
9K-AOB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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