SAA A346 near Johannesburg on May 19th 2013, sparking tea/coffee?

Last Update: May 20, 2013 / 15:35:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-60

Destination
Lagos, Nigeria

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SNG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A SAA South African Airways Airbus A340-600, registration ZS-SNG performing flight SA-60 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Lagos (Nigeria), was climbing out of Johannesburg, when the crew stopped the climb at FL210 due to a sparking kettle in one of the galleys. Galley power was disconnected stopping the sparks, the aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing about 45 minutes later.

Following examination and removal of the sparking but not so sparkling kettle the aircraft departed again after about 3 hours on the ground and reached Lagos with a delay of 3:40 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-60

Destination
Lagos, Nigeria

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SNG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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