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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221963
Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:06-FEB-2019
Time:17:24 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Thomas Cook, opf Condor
Registration: G-TCCF
C/n / msn: 248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 337
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Incident
Location:North Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
An Airbus A330-200 aircraft operated by Thomas Cook Airlines, was conducting Condor Airlines flight CFG116 from Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (EDDF), Germany to Cancún Intl (MMUN), Mexico. During cruise flight, coffee was inadvertently spilled onto the number 1 Audio Control Panel (ACP), causing all lights on the unit to illuminate. Initially, the number 1 ACP, then the number 2 ACP became hot, and began to emit a burnt electrical odour. At approximate position 56°03'N/031°11'W, smoke started to come out from the number 1 ACP. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, initiated a diversion to Shannon Intl (EINN), Ireland, and sent a MAYDAY message using ACARS. The flight crew jettisoned fuel in order to achieve maximum landing weight, and the aircraft landed at EINN without further incident. One passenger and 4 crew members were attended to by paramedics and sent to local medical facilities for a precautionary assessment before being released.

AAIB Conclusion:
A spillage of coffee on to the centre console led to the failure of ACP 1 and 2 resulting in communication difficulties for the flight crew. The resulting electrical burning smell and smoke in the cockpit necessitated a diversion to Shannon Airport.

Sources:

TSB
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-tccf#1f69eb59

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2019 18:34 Captain Adam Added
18-Feb-2019 18:36 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 16:57 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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