SAS A343 near Copenhagen on Feb 4th 2017, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: February 7, 2017 / 20:11:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 4, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-995

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
OY-KBC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

Airport ICAO Code
EKCH

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration OY-KBC performing flight SK-995 from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Beijing (China) with 244 passengers (crew reported 56 people on board), was climbing out of Copenhagen when the crew stopped the climb at FL260 reporting a forward cargo smoke indication. The crew reported their equipment contained Lithium Metal Batteries, they were having 34 tons of fuel on board. The aircraft returned for a CATIII ILS approach to runway 22L and landed safely back about 75 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration OY-KBI reached Beijing with a delay of 4:15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 71 hours after landing back.

On Feb 7th 2017 the airline reported the crew observed 12% less rpm on engine #3 (CFM56, inboard right hand) compared to the other three engines. In consultation with the technical department it was decided to return to Copenhagen for troubleshooting. There were 244 passengers on board of the flight.

Metars:
EKCH 050020Z 11008KT 0300 R22L/P1500U R04L/0900N R12/1100N -DZ FG VV001 03/03 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042350Z 11007KT 0300 R22L/P1500U R04L/0800N R12/P1500U -DZ FG VV001 03/03 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042320Z 11008KT 0300 R22L/P1500U R04L/0750N R12/1200U -DZ FG VV001 03/03 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042250Z 12007KT 0300 R22L/1100N R04L/1000N R12/0750N -DZ FG VV001 03/03 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042220Z 13006KT 0300 R22L/1100N R04L/1100N R12/0900U -DZ FG VV001 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042150Z 13008KT 0300 R22L/1300N R04L/1000D R12/0900N -DZ VV001 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042120Z 13009KT 0300 R22L/1000N R04L/1100N R12/0800N -DZ VV001 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042050Z 13010KT 0300 R22L/1100N R04L/1300N R12/0900N -DZ VV001 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0500 BKN002
EKCH 042020Z 14009KT 0400 R22L/P1500U R04L/1300D R12/1200N -DZ VV002 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0300 VV001
EKCH 041950Z 14011KT 0500 R22L/1100N R04L/P1500N R12/1100N -DZ OVC003 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0400 VV001
EKCH 041920Z 14011KT 0600 R22L/P1500N R04L/P1500N R12/P1500D -DZ OVC003 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 0400 VV001
EKCH 041850Z 15011KT 0400 R22L/P1500D R04L/P1500U R12/P1500N -DZ VV001 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 1000 BKN002
EKCH 041820Z 12011KT 0400 R22L/P1500D R04L/P1500N R12/P1500U FG VV001 02/02 Q1006 TEMPO 1000 BKN002
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 4, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-995

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
OY-KBC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

Airport ICAO Code
EKCH

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