Canada B773 at Rome on Oct 19th 2019, cargo smoke indication and chemical odour on board
Last Update: November 5, 2019 / 20:12:44 GMT/Zulu time
The passengers were taken to hotels - a number of passengers complaining their bus took them to a hotel but told them, it was not their hotel and abandoned them - over night.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Rome for about 25 hours, then departed again and reached Toronto with a delay of about 26 hours.
On Nov 5th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported following the cargo smoke/fire indication and the cabin crew reporting a chemical odour in the cabin the crew declared Mayday and returned to Rome for an overweight landing. Maintenance personnel were unable to find any fault and returned the aircraft to service. After the aircraft departed again cabin crew again noticed an odour and determined the origin of that odour was the galley area heater. The flight was continued to Toronto for a safe landing. After landing in Toronto maintenance personnel found a faulty smoke detector and identified the door heater had been installed incorrectly with the airflow in the opposite direction.
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