American B763 over Atlantic on Jan 12th 2016, electrical odour in cockpit

Last Update: January 22, 2016 / 22:24:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-90

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

Aircraft Registration
N351AA

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N351AA performing flight AA-90 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL390 over the Atlantic Ocean about 550nm eastnortheast of St. John's,NL (Canada) when the crew declared MAYDAY due to an electrical odour in the cockpit, turned the aircraft around and diverted to St. John's for a safe landing about 85 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported the left hand recirculation fan motor had failed causing the odour.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-90

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

Aircraft Registration
N351AA

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