Canada B773 near Frankfurt on Jun 15th 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

Last Update: June 21, 2017 / 19:25:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-891

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FNNU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNU performing flight AC-891 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 329 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm south of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smell of smoke in the cabin. The aircraft performed a safe overweight landing on Frankfurt's runway 25L about 30 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2 hours, then continued the journey and reached Toronto with a delay of 2.5 hours.

The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft was in the early stages of cruise flight when a smell of smoke was noted in the cabin. The crew diverted to Frankfurt for an uneventful overweight landing at 285,000 kg. The operator is conducting an internal investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-891

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FNNU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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