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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90273
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Time:15:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-211
Registration: D-AIPM
MSN: 104
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 121
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:GenÚve - LSGG -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:EDDF
Destination airport:LEBL
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
During cruise at FL 290 a cabin attendant noticed an odour like "burned electric cables" in the forward galley. She informed immediately the cockpit crew. The First Office (FO) went back to the forward galley and confirmed the "electrical smell". After handing over controls to the FO, the Commander (CP) tried to identify the smell unsuccessfully, but decided to divert to Geneva (GVA). According to the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)-readout, the reason for the diversion to GVA was given as "a minor technical problem" and "electrical fume in the forward galley". The offer by Air
Traffic Control (ATC) for priority landing in GVA was accepted by the crew. Consequently ATC alerted fire and rescue services. During the descent, galley power was switched off. The crew reported to ATC that they had no more electrical fume and that they wanted to do a precautionary landing in GVA in order to have the problem checked by maintenance. No abnormalities were noticed in the cockpit. The crew did not declare emergency and a normal landing was made in GVA ; however fire and rescue services followed up the aircraft. The passengers disembarked the aircraft normaly.


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


Photo of D-AIPM courtesy

Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
28 August 2018; (c) Juhani Sipilń

Revision history:

18-Feb-2011 13:04 Alpine Flight Added

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