Air France B773 near Montreal on Jan 1st 2015, overheating passenger seat
Last Update: January 5, 2015 / 22:24:53 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported they did not notice any unusual odour or did not see smoke/haze.
The airline reported a minor technical problem.
The aircraft refueled and continued the journey to Washington arriving with a delay of 3:45 hours.
On Jan 5th 2015 the Canadian TSB reported that a member of the cabin crew reported a burning odour from the passenger cabin, a flight crew member investigated and found a first class seat's electronic module overheating. Unable to stop the overheating the crew declared emergency and diverted to Montreal. Maintenance electrically deactivated the seat, the aircraft continued the journey without further incident.
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