Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

Summary

2003-11-04: TSB - Update - MON346, a Monarch Airlines A330 was en route from Holguin, Cuba to London. At 0130 UTC, the flight crew informed Gander that they would like to divert to St. John's, Newfoundland due to smoke and associated burning smell in the cockpit. The aircraft was cleared direct to St. John's and, after dumping fuel, the aircraft landed safely at St. John's at 0204 UTC without further incident. While en route, the flight crew at first noticed a strong electrical odour which quickly dissipated; they attributed the odour to the St. Elmo's fire phenomena which was present on the windshield and had also dissipated. When the odour returned and the cabin crew and passengers also noticed it, the flight crew elected to divert to St. John's. The crew shut down normal electrical power to the rear of the aircraft and reverted to emergency power for the duration of the flight. They requested and received a clearance to St. John's, dumped approximately 5 tons of fuel about 80 nm south of the airport and landed with AFF following the aircraft. Upon inspection, it was revealed that coolant and oil had leaked from an aft-galley refrigeration unit onto a warm evaporator in close proximity to an air conditioning duct which supplied the entire length of the aircraft. Maintenance personnel disabled all other refrigeration units as a precautionary measure. Another aircraft was dispatched from Gatwick to pick up the passengers and the incident aircraft departed St. John's as MON307 at 2147 UTC on 30 October 2003.
2003-10-30: MON346, an Airbus A330 which was en-route from Holguin to Gatwick at position 46N50W, requested to divert to St. John's due to smoke and associated burning smell in the cockpit. The aircraft was cleared direct to St. John's. The Airbus dumped fuel approximately 80 NM south of the airport and landed without further incident at 0204Z. TSB - Expected coolant leak on motor caused smell in Cabin - Case Closed - More to Follow

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0636
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-10-30 - 01:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYT
Aerodrome Name ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, St. John's
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 33321
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related,Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner
Operator MONARCH AIRLINES LIMITED (2620) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
AIRBUS
Model A330 243
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number MON346
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel - dumping,Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Diversion

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