France B773 at Reunion on Jul 11th 2020, odour on board

Last Update: July 14, 2020 / 20:03:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-671

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQP performing flight AF-671 from Reunion (Reunion) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 468 passengers and 22 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 1160nm northnortheast of Reunion when the crew decided to return to Reunion. The aircraft descended to FL270 and landed safely back about 4:45 hours after departure.

Local media reported the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

The airline reported the aircraft returned due to a technical problem. The flight was postponed by 24 hours.

On Jul 14th 2020 The Aviation Herald received additional information that an unsual odour/smell of smoke developed in the cabin prompting the return. The smell developed into the cockpit, the crew donned their oxygen masks. On approach back to Reunion the crew requested the fire services ready for their arrival, advised they had 490 people on board and 18 dogs in the forward cargo bay. The aircraft landed on runway 14 and taxied to the apron.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-671

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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