Air France A343 near Shannon on Sep 12th 2014, overheat indication in IFE

Last Update: September 13, 2014 / 16:13:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 12, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-344

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
F-GLZM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Air France Airbus A340-300, registration F-GLZM performing flight AF-344 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 265 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 160nm west of Shannon (Ireland) about to enter Oceanic Airspace when the crew decided to turn back due to problems with the inflight entertainment system. The aircraft descended to FL250 for the way back and landed safely back in Paris about 190 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the crew received an overheat indication for the inflight entertainment system, however no smell, no haze or smoke was observed.

A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration F-GLZK reached Montreal with a delay of 8:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 12, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-344

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
F-GLZM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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