American B772 near Tokyo on Dec 22nd 2014, stench on board

Last Update: December 23, 2014 / 23:30:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-182

Aircraft Registration
N773AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N773AN performing flight AA-182 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 253 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 250nm eastnortheast of Tokyo (Japan) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Tokyo's Narita Airport due to a stench on board believed to originate from the cargo hold. The crew descended the aircraft to FL200 for the way back and landed safely in Tokyo about 50 minutes later. Emergency services found no trace of fire, smoke or heat, the aircraft taxied to the apron.

It was found that a galley oven was responsible for the stench, the exact causes are under investigation.

The occurrence aircraft was able to continue the flight as flight AA-182T after 16 hours on the ground in Tokyo and reached Los Angeles with a delay of 17.5 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N773AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-223
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-182

Aircraft Registration
N773AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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