SAA A332 at Accra on Aug 5th 2019, smoke on board following ground incident

Last Update: August 5, 2019 / 21:28:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-209

Departure
Accra, Ghana

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SXY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A SAA South African Airways Airbus A330-200, registration ZS-SXY performing flight SA-209 from Accra (Ghana) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA) with 223 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Accra's runway 21 when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to smoke on board and returned to Accra for a safe landing on runway 21 about 13 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the aircraft had departed with a delay of 3 hours. After landing in Accra a catering truck damaged an aircraft door. The damage was repaired and the aircraft departed, however, experienced another technical problem and needed to return.

A replacement A330-300 registration ZS-SXM was dispatched to Accra, resumed the flight and is estimated to reach Washington with a delay of 17.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-209

Departure
Accra, Ghana

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SXY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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