Delta A333 near Amsterdam on Jun 23rd 2017, smell of smoke in cabin, runway surface identified as source

Last Update: June 23, 2017 / 23:36:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-161

Aircraft Registration
N803NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

Airport ICAO Code
EHAM

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N803NW performing flight DL-161 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Minnepolis,MN (USA), was climbing out of Amsterdam's runway 24 when the crew requested to level off at FL060 reporting the cabin had just reported the smell of smoke, they were investigating. A few minutes later the crew requested to continue the departure route at FL060 but asked ATC to keep them within 50nm of the aerodrome. The crew then asked the controller whether runway 24 had been re-surfaced in the last month, which the controller affirmed (the re-surfacing works had been completed two weeks ago). The crew subsequently decided to continue their flight, requested to climb to cruise level about 10 minutes after levelling off at FL060, and reached Minneapolis for a safe landing on time.

Runway 06/24, length 3,439 meters/11,280 feet, had been re-surfaced with Asphalt (Porous Friction Course) and returned to service on May 24th 2017. An unusual heat wave was affecting the Netherlands around the time of departure with the day of departure turning out to become the hottest day.

Related NOTAM:
A0180/17 NOTAMN
Q) EHAA/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5218N00446E005
A) EHAM B) 1703181700 C) 1705241500
E) RWY 06/24 CLSD.

Metars:
EHAM 231055Z 25016KT 9999 FEW021 SCT024 BKN030 20/14 Q1015 NOSIG=
EHAM 231025Z 24014KT 9999 FEW023 SCT027 BKN033 20/14 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230955Z 26015KT 9999 FEW025 SCT035 20/14 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230925Z 24012KT 9999 FEW026 SCT038 20/14 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230855Z 25011KT 9999 FEW025 SCT040 20/13 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230825Z 26010KT 9999 FEW025 SCT037 19/13 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230755Z 26008KT 9999 SCT027 BKN037 18/12 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230725Z 27008KT 9999 SCT027 BKN037 18/12 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230655Z 27009KT 9999 FEW027 SCT032 BKN037 18/13 Q1014 NOSIG=
EHAM 230625Z 27009KT 9999 FEW027 SCT036 18/13 Q1013 NOSIG=
EHAM 230555Z 28010KT 9999 FEW013 BKN036 18/14 Q1013 NOSIG=
EHAM 230525Z 26010KT 9999 FEW011 SCT030 17/14 Q1013 NOSIG=
EHAM 230455Z 23008KT 9999 FEW012 17/15 Q1013 NOSIG=
EHAM 230425Z 25007KT 9999 FEW027 17/14 Q1013 NOSIG=
EHAM 230355Z 25006KT 9999 FEW027 17/14 Q1012 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N803NW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-323
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-161

Aircraft Registration
N803NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

Airport ICAO Code
EHAM

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