Austrian B772 at Washington on Apr 19th 2015, oven disobeys "no smoking" sign

Last Update: April 20, 2015 / 22:46:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 19, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-94

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LPA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Austrian Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration OE-LPA performing flight OS-94 from Washington Dulles,DC (USA) to Vienna (Austria) with 279 passengers and 12 crew, was climbing out of Dulles Airport's runway 19C when the crew reported they had a technical problem, smoke on board and needed to land back to Dulles. The crew declined a number of ATC queries and instructions stating they needed to work their checklists. The aircraft returned to Dulles' runway 19C. While intercepting the localizer ATC advised that emergency services wouldn't be able to reach the runway in time for the landing and assigned runway 19L for landing, the crew declined the runway change stating they were already setup and slowing for the landing and advised they would be able to vacate the runway, they requested a remote parking position with emergency services standing by there. The aircraft landed safely on runway 19C about 13 minutes after departure and taxied to a remote parking position.

The flight was cancelled.

The airline reported an oven in one of the galleys went smoking. Flights OS-94 and OS-93 of Apr 20th from Vienna to Washington were cancelled, the aircraft is estimated to return to Vienna as flight OS-94 of Apr 20th after a technical examination.

A passenger reported the crew announced an immediate return to Dulles and made a nice overweight landing. After landing the captain indicated there had been smoke in the aft galley and talked about a coffee maker (also see: Incident: Austrian B763 near Frankfurt on Apr 18th 2015, unLAWful coffee maker).

Another passenger seated at an emergency exit in the back reported there was lots of smoke, possibly from a coffee maker.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 19, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-94

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LPA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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