Air France A343 over Atlantic on Apr 7th 2013, electrical problem

Last Update: April 9, 2013 / 15:11:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 7, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-368

Aircraft Registration
F-GNII

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Air France Airbus A340-300, registration F-GNII performing flight AF-368 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Caracas (Venezuela), was enroute at FL340 about 300nm south of Lajes Airfield on Terceira Island, Azores Islands (Portugal) when the crew decided to divert to Lajes due to electrical problems on board. The aircraft landed safely on Lajes' runway 33 about one hour later.

The passengers were taken to hotels until a replacement Airbus A340-300 registration F-GLZJ was able to continue the following day. The flight reached Caracas with a delay of about 25 hours.

The airline confirmed the aircraft diverted to Lajes due to a technical problem.

Media in Venezuela reported the flight diverted because of "fluids".

A passenger reported that prior to the diversion a number of lavatories became inoperative, subsequently all reading lights followed by the inflight entertainment system went offline. The captain announced they were diverting to Canary Islands (very much to the puzzlement of the passenger who knew they were not anywhere near the Canary Islands but the Azores Islands) due to an electrical short circuit. During the diversion to Terceira Island fuel was dumped.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 7, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-368

Aircraft Registration
F-GNII

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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