American B772 near Aruba on May 17th 2013, smoke indication

Last Update: May 18, 2013 / 14:34:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-234

Aircraft Registration
N772AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N772AN performing flight AA-234 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Miami,FL (USA) with 218 passengers and 14 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 75nm westnorthwest of Oranjestad (Aruba) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Aruba's Reina Beatrix Airport for a safe landing on runway 11 about 19 minutes later. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke, a smoke detector had activated prompting the diversion.

The aircraft was able to continue the flight after 4 hours on the ground and reached Miami with a delay of just over 4 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N772AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-223
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-234

Aircraft Registration
N772AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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