American B772 over Atlantic on Sep 2nd 2016, weird smell on board

Last Update: September 4, 2016 / 18:42:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-56

Aircraft Registration
N788AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N788AN performing flight AA-56 from Miami,FL (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL320 about 370nm eastnortheast of Miami when the crew decided to return to Miami. The aircraft landed safely back on Miami's runway 09 about one hour after turning around.

Passengers reported they returned to Miami due to a weird smell on board and were received by emergency services. A replacement aircraft was ready for departure but had to be delayed due to wrong catering being brought to the aircraft.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N795AN reached London with a delay of 11.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Miami about 42 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N788AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-223
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-56

Aircraft Registration
N788AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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