2010-06-11: At 01:5Z the New York Oceanic Area Control (NYOAC) advised the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) that DAL168, Boeing 767-200, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Rome (LIRF), was diverting from a track that was originally south of the Moncton Flight Information Region (FIR) direct to Boston (KBOS) due to electrical smoke and fumes in the cabin. When the aircraft entered the Moncton airspace the controller suggested that Halifax (CYHZ) was significantly closer; the pilot opted to go to Halifax. The flight dumped fuel for a short time at 30,000 ft. The aircraft landed safely at 02:08Z with minimal impact on operations. TSB Case Closed.
2010-06-22: UPDATE TSB: A10A0061: DAL168 the Delta airlines Boeing 767-300, (N175DZ), enroute from New York to Rome diverted to Halifax due to electrical fumes/odor being noted in the forward cabin. The captain declared an emergency at 0135 UTC and proceeded to dump fuel 60 NM south of Halifax. The aircraft landed safety at 0208 UTC with ARFF standing by. No smoke or flames noted by the crew. Maintenance found that a seat actuator wire had shorted under seats 5 E and C. The actuator was deactivated and the aircraft ferried to Atlanta maintenance base for repair. The TSB will be sent further information following the maintenance action.


CADORS Number 2010A0514
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-06-11 - 01:35
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intl (CYHZ)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0061
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 120012-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other,Fuel related,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator DELTA AIR LINES (624) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 767-200
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number DAL168
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Fuel - dumping,Diversion,Declared emergency/priority,Electrical problem

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