Air France A343 near Blackpool on Oct 11th 2012, windshield heating problem

Last Update: October 12, 2012 / 10:29:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-10

Aircraft Registration
F-GNII

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Air France Airbus A340-300, registration F-GNII performing flight AF-10 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 261 passengers, was enroute at FL340 about 5nm east of Blackpool,EN (UK) when the crew decided to turn around and return to Paris due to a problem with the windshield, the aircraft maintained FL340 on the way back. The aircraft landed safely back on Charles de Gaulle's runway 08L about one hour later.

The airline confirmed a minor technical incident involving a windshield heating issue, the flight is estimated to depart Paris again with a delay of 6 hours.

A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration F-GLZP reached New York with a delay of 6 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-10

Aircraft Registration
F-GNII

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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