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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65216
Last updated: 21 December 2020
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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:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI)
Destination airport:Frankfurt (FRA)
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.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of 4R-ALD courtesy

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

Revision history:

27-May-2009 11:03 harro Added
21-Dec-2020 16:55 harro Updated [Accident report]

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