Air France B773 near Saint Denis on Nov 1st 2013, smell of smoke in cabin

Last Update: November 2, 2013 / 16:01:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-645

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQR performing flight AF-645 from Saint Denis (Reunion) to Paris Orly (France), was climbing out of Saint Denis when the crew stopped the climb at FL180 reporting a strong smell of smoke in the cabin. The aircraft subsequently entered a hold to dump fuel before returning to Saint Denis for a safe landing about 95 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration F-GSQO reached Paris with a delay of 4:45 hours.

The incident aircraft was able to depart for flight AF-643 about 10 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-645

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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