Koryo T204 near Shenyang on Jul 22nd 2016, smoke in cabin

Last Update: August 17, 2016 / 20:29:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 22, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Koryo

Flight number
JS-151

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
P-632

Aircraft Type
TUPOLEV Tu-214

ICAO Type Designator
T204

An Air Koryo Tupolev TU-204, registration P-632 performing flight JS-151 from Pyongyang (North Korea) to Beijing (China), was climbing through 9100 meters out of Pyongyang when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and diverted to Shenyang (China) for a safe landing on runway 24 about 25 minutes later. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

Chinese Authorities reported the aircraft diverted because of smoke in the cabin. However, nothing abnormal was found after landing.

A replacement TU-204 registration P-633 was dispatched to Shenyang, continued the flight and reached Beijing with a delay of 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service on Jul 29th 2016.

On Aug 17th 2016 China's CAAC reported that during a meeting on Aug 5th 2016 representatives of Air Koryo advised the CAAC the cause of the smoke has been identified, loud speakers below the right hand luggage bins between row 20 and 27 overheated and caused the smoke. The CAAC rated the occurrence a serious incident annotating that the company needs improvements in emergency response, in particular responding to smoke in the cabin, communication of flight crew with ATC in particular with respect to descents, flight crew response to TCAS advisories as well as to the capacity to perform maintenance by the airline.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 22, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Koryo

Flight number
JS-151

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
P-632

Aircraft Type
TUPOLEV Tu-214

ICAO Type Designator
T204

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