Incident at 95 NM North Goose Bay


1999-08-23: ACA857 B747 enroute London to Toronto advised of Smoke in the Cabin. Flight diverted to Goose Bay and landed safely 1741z. More details to follow. TSB Case Closed. Update: The flight crew isolated the Electrical power to the forward Galley area. When the odor did not dissipate, the flight crew requested and received clearance to divert to Goose Bay. It is unclear whether the flight declared an emergency. On descent through FL290 the Flight Attendant reported that the Electrical burning smell had gone away and that the odor remaining was similar to the cleaning fluid they use on the Galleys. The aircraft continued to Goose Bay and landed uneventfully 1741z. Emergency Services were invited on board the aircraft and they reaffirmed that there was no Electrical or Smoke odor present. It was later reported that the Crew located an open bottle of strongly scented mouthwash in the forward Galley area. The mouthwash contained Dettol which is the suspected source of the smell. Maintenance carried out a complete check of the electrical system and no faults were found. As a precautionary measure, the oven was disabled and removed. It will be subjected to a complete inspection at he Air Canada base in Montreal. The Aircraft departed Goose Bay later that same evening and completed the flight to Toronto. TSB File # A99A0108.


CADORS Number 1999A0445
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-08-19 - 17:20
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 95 NM North Goose Bay
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GAGN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747 433
Year Built 1991
Engine Type Turbo fan
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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