British Airways B772 near Halifax on Apr 29th 2016, burning odour on board

Last Update: May 18, 2016 / 21:55:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-114

Aircraft Registration
G-YMMK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-YMMK performing flight BA-114 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL370 about 250nm eastnortheast of Halifax,NS (Canada) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Halifax due to a burning odour in the first class cabin. The aircraft descended to FL320 enroute to Halifax and landed safely on Halifax's runway 23 about one hour after turning around. Fire fighters boarded the aircraft and checked out the inflight entertainment system in the first class.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Halifax 11 hours after landing.

A passenger reported the captain announced about 25 minutes prior to landing they were diverting to Halifax due to a smell in the first class cabin. After landing fire fighters came aboard the aircraft and checked all first class seats and infotainment.

On May 18th 2016 Canada's TSB reported that cabin crew reported an eletrical smell near seats 1K and 1F, but no smoke. Although the cabin crew performed the smoke/fire/fumes checklist, the odour did not dissipate prompting the flight crew to declare PAN and to divert to Halifax, where the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance found the power supply for seat 1F was hot on touching and emitted an electrical burning smell. The power supply was removed and the aircraft was returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-114

Aircraft Registration
G-YMMK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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