Singapore A388 near Singapore on Oct 30th 2013, sparks and smoke in cabin

Last Update: November 12, 2013 / 16:48:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
9V-SKB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKB from Singapore (Singapore) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was climbing through FL130 out of Singapore when cabin crew noticed sparks and smoke coming from an inflight entertainment system at seat 55D. Cabin crew used a Halon fire extinguisher and disconnected power supply to the seat. The flight continued to Sydney for a safe landing on schedule.

The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin on Nov 12th 2013 that the occurrence was rated a serious incident by Singapore's AAIB, an investigation has been opened.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
9V-SKB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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