Transat A332 near Paris on Oct 19th 2019, heating panel issue
Last Update: November 26, 2019 / 19:30:12 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement A330-200 registration C-GUBL had flown as regular line flight TS-618 from Montreal to Paris, resumed flight TS-571 about 23 hours after landing and reached Montreal with a delay of about 23 hours.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Paris for 22 hours, then departed for flight TS-619 to Montreal.
The airline reported a technical problem with a heating panel, the passengers were never in danger. The passengers were accomodated over night and taken to Montreal on a different aircraft.
On Nov 26th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported a passenger observed smoke and sparks from the cabin floor near the R2 door, informed the cabin crew, the flight crew was informed, the flight crew donned their oxygen masks, declared Mayday and diverted to Paris CDG wile working the related checklists. The smell associated with the sparks and smoke dissipated during the descent, however, during final approach the flames and smoke re-appeared prompting the cabin crew to discharge a portable fire extinguisher. The fire brigade inspected the aircraft before it taxied to the apron.
The TSB added, a heated floor board was found at fault, the fault condition was already known and is actively monitored by Airbus with EASA. Airbus requested the part for further analysis. The French BEA did not open an investigation into the occurrence.
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