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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76351
Last updated: 6 February 2020
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Date:15-AUG-2010
Time:08:40 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-31KER
Owner/operator:Thomas Cook
Registration: G-DAJC
C/n / msn: 27206/533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 320
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near London-Gatwick Airport, Horley, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Dalaman Airport, Turkey (DLM/LTBS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Shortly after reaching cruise altitude, an electrical short circuit occurred in the oven controller module of the forward galley’s right oven. Smoke caused by the overheating circuit board dispersed around the periphery of the left and right ovens in the forward galley, causing confusion regarding its source.

The oven controller’s 5 amp circuit breaker tripped, preventing further damage, and the aircraft diverted successfully to London Gatwick Airport. The source of the electrical overheating was traced to the connection between the oven controller’s ON-OFF switch and its printed circuit board.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fc3c40f0b61346000931/Boeing_767-31K__G-DAJC_01-11.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10979241
4. ACARS data
5. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8333010.Plane_makes_emergency_landing_at_Gatwick_after_fire_breaks_out_in_galley/
6. https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/424193-emergency-landing-gatwick.html
7. http://www.ttgdigital.com/smoke-causes-cook-flight-to-make-emergency-landing/4255261.article

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


Images:

Photo of G-DAJC courtesy AirHistory.net


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

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2010 13:42 saf7670 Added
15-Aug-2010 13:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Jan-2011 10:43 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2011 02:14 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Source]
17-Dec-2014 11:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Nov-2016 15:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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