British Airways B744 near Shannon on Jun 10th 2019, burning smell in cabin

Last Update: June 11, 2019 / 22:30:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-293

Aircraft Registration
G-CIVJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVJ performing flight BA-293 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 100nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew declared PAN PAN reported they had a burning smell in the cabin and were unable to locate the source of the smell. The crew requested to return to London. ATC offered a diversion to Shannon, the crew maintained however to return to London. The aircraft turned around and maintained FL340 for the return. The aircraft landed safely back in London about one hour after the decision to return.

A passenger reported a burning odour developed in the aft cabin near the aft doors. Cabin crew thought the odour originated from some of the ovens and shut the galley down, the odour however continued. The captain came back to the aft cabin and returned to the cockpit, then announced the aircraft was returning to London. The flight attendants were commenting to themselves about feeling dizzy and suffering from headache.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Heathrow for about 23 hours, then returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-293

Aircraft Registration
G-CIVJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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