Air Canada B763 over Atlantic on Dec 29th 2014, odour in cockpit

Last Update: January 2, 2015 / 20:26:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-850

Aircraft Registration
C-GLCA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An Air Canada Boeing 767-300, registration C-GLCA performing flight AC-850 (dep Dec 28th) from Calgary,AB (Canada) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 213 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 380nm northnorthwest of Nuuk (Greenland) when the crew received a "NO LAND 3" indication followed by the loss of the first officer's flight director and an acrid odour on the flight deck. The crew worked the related checklists trying to locate and isolate the source of the odour, however unsuccessful. The crew declared PAN and decided to divert to Toronto,ON (Canada) where the aircraft landed safely about 3:50 hours later.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the right flight control computer.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GLCA
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
767-375
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-850

Aircraft Registration
C-GLCA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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