Cathay A333 at Tokyo on Jan 15th 2013, smoke in cabin

Last Update: January 15, 2013 / 17:34:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 15, 2013

Classification
Incident

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300, flight CX-501 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Hong Kong (China) with 127 people on board, was climbing out of Tokyo's Narita Airport when a smoke detector in a lavatory activated prompting the crew to return to Narita Airport for a safe landing on runway 34L. Attending emergency services reported seeing no fire or smoke, the aircraft taxied to the gate on its own power.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported that a burning odour was observed near the lavatory immediately after takeoff, later the smoke detector activated. An inflight entertainment system's display set in front of a passenger seat near the toilet is suspected as cause of the smell.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 15, 2013

Classification
Incident

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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