Srilankan A333 at Melbourne on Feb 12th 2024, smell of smoke on board

Last Update: February 12, 2024 / 19:20:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
UL-605

Aircraft Registration
4R-ALQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Srilankan Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration 4R-ALQ performing flight UL-605 from Melbourne,VI (Australia) to Colombo (Sri Lanka), was climbing out of Melbourne's runway 16 when the crew stopped the climb at about FL215 reporting smell of smoke on board. The aircraft returned to Melbourne for a safe landing on runway 16 about 50 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported they smelled smoke in the cabin which appeared to be coming from the cockpit. Soon after the captain announced they would return to Melbourne.

The airline reported a technical issue prompted the return to Melbourne. All passengers disembarked safely.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Melbourne about 13 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
UL-605

Aircraft Registration
4R-ALQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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