El Al B738 at Zurich on Apr 13th 2014, burning rubber smell in cabin

Last Update: April 17, 2014 / 21:31:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 13, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-347

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An El Al Boeing 737-800, registration 4X-EKJ performing flight LY-347 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Zurich (Switzerland), had been sent into a holding pattern at FL150 while on approach to Zurich, when inbound to the hold the crew declared PAN reporting a smell of burning rubber in the cabin. The aircraft was cleared for an immediate approach to runway 14, the crew reported the smell was decreasing. The crew advised they would vacate the first taxiway to the left and then stop for emergency services to check the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely on runway 14 about 12 minutes after declaring PAN, vacated the runway to the right and stopped on taxiway H1. Emergency checked the aircraft, the crew reported that the odour had subsided and everything was normal in the cabin, they would now continue taxi to the gate but requested emergency services to follow the aircraft to the stand.

The incident aircraft was able to depart for the return flight and reached Tel Aviv with a delay of 75 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 13, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-347

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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