India Express B738 near Muscat on Jul 17th 2022, burning odour in galley

Last Update: July 17, 2022 / 17:36:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
IX-355

Aircraft Registration
VT-AXX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registration VT-AXX performing flight IX-355 (dep Jul 16th) from Kozhikode (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL360 about 240nm southeast of Muscat (Oman) when the crew set course to Muscat reporting a burning odour in the forward galley. The aircraft landed safely on Muscat's runway 08L about 45 minutes after changing course.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Muscat for about 6 hours, then continued the flight and reached Dubai with a delay of 6:20 hours.

The airline reported a burning odour became apparent from one of the vents in the forward galley prompting the crew to work the checklist for smoke, fire or fumes and divert to Muscat. An engineering inspection including ground runs with both engines and APU did not detect anything abnormal. The aircraft was released with the oven disabled under minimum equipment list requirements.

The aircraft performed the return flight IX-354 and reached Kozhikode with a delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
IX-355

Aircraft Registration
VT-AXX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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