Air France B773 near Montreal on Jan 1st 2015, overheating passenger seat

Last Update: January 5, 2015 / 22:24:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-54

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQL performing flight AF-54 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA) with 269 passengers and 17 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 50nm northwest of Montreal,QC (Canada) when the crew declared emergency reporting an overheating passenger seat in the business class and diverted to Montreal for a safe landing on runway 24R about 30 minutes later. Emergency services attended the aircraft, checked the seat and did not find any trace of fire or smoke.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-54

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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