Cathay B773 near Shemya on Jul 29th 2015, smoke on board

Last Update: July 30, 2015 / 17:51:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-884

Aircraft Registration
B-KPQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KPQ performing flight CX-884 from Hong Kong (China) to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 276 passengers and 18 crew, was enroute at FL330 about 100nm southsouthwest of Shemya Island,AK (USA) when the crew reported smoke on board and decided to divert to Shemya where the aircraft landed safely about 25 minutes later. Emergency services did not need to intervene.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 6 hours, then was able depart Shemya and flew to Anchorage,AK (USA).

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration B-KPI departed Anchorage and reached Los Angeles as flight CX-884D with a delay of 17 hours.

The airline reported a cooling fan near the cargo compartment underneath the cabin floor was identified as source of the smoke.

The FAA reported the aircraft diverted as a precaution after the crew detected smoke on board of the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-884

Aircraft Registration
B-KPQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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