El Al B744 near Shannon on Nov 5th 2012, smell of smoke on board

Last Update: November 5, 2012 / 23:11:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-7

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An El Al Boeing 747-400, registration 4X-ELD performing flight LY-7 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 338 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 140nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) about to enter Oceanic Airspace, when the crew decided to turn around without requesting priority and set course in direction of London,EN (UK). About 20 minutes later while descending through FL210 about 50nm east of Shannon the crew declared PAN reporting an unidentified smell of smoke in the main cabin and requested to now divert to Shannon (Ireland). The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 24 about 25 minutes after declaring PAN, backtracked the runway and taxied to the apron with emergency services following the aircraft.

The passengers were taken to hotels.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration 4X-ELB has been dispatched from Tel Aviv to Shannon as flight LY-21 and is expected to continue the flight to New York.

The airport currently estimates the flight to continue on Nov 6th at 02:00L (02:00Z).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-7

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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