Dragon A333 near Shanghai on Sep 27th 2015, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: November 24, 2015 / 15:01:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Dragonair

Flight number
KA-951

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-HLL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Dragonair Airbus A330-300, registration B-HLL performing flight KA-951 from Qingdao to Hong Kong (China), was climbing from 8600 to 12200 meters (FL282 to FL400) when smoke appeared in the cockpit originating from the bottom of the flight control unit (FCU). The crew declared Mayday and performed a rapid descent to 3000 meters (FL100), the smoke dissipated and the crew downgraded to PAN. The aircraft diverted to Shanghai's Pudong Airport for a safe landing.

The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by China's Accident Investigation Board.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Dragonair

Flight number
KA-951

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-HLL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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