Cathay B773 at Hong Kong on Apr 12th 2016, security alert, problem with inflight entertainment system

Last Update: April 12, 2016 / 14:09:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-379

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-379 from Hong Kong (China) to Dusseldorf (Germany) with 269 passengers and 18 crew, was climbing out of Hong Kong when the crew stopped the climb at FL110 following information that one of the passengers may carry dangerous goods in his luggage. The aircraft returned to Hong Kong for a safe landing on runway 07L about 45 minutes after departure and stopped at a remote stand.

Hong Kong airport reported that the crew turned the aircraft back due to suspicions a passenger was carrying dangerous goods in his luggage.

The airline reported about 6 hours after landing, that the aircraft returned due to a technical problem with the cooling of the inflight entertainment system.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration B-KPL is estimated to reach Dusseldorf as flight CX-379D with a delay of 10 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-379

Aircraft Registration
B-KPQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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