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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65216
Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:11-APR-2001
Time:c. 06:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ALD
C/n / msn: 313
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 152
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI) -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Taxi
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI)
Destination airport:Frankfurt (FRA)
Narrative:
Aircraft rapidly filled with smoke when the flight was about the enter the runway for departure. An emergency evaciation was carried out. It appeared that a bearing had failed in the APU, causing APU oil to enter the bleed air system.

Sources:

http://www.caa.lk/pdf/accident_reports/4R_ALD_11_April_2001.pdf


Images:

Photo of 4R-ALD courtesy AirHistory.net


Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
14 September 2012; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2009 11:03 harro Added

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