Air France A343 over Atlantic on Apr 7th 2013, electrical problem
Last Update: April 9, 2013 / 15:11:59 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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