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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206902
Last updated: 12 December 2018
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Time:08:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Registration: N293UP
C/n / msn: 48473
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:south of Myanmar, Andaman sea -   Indian Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hong Kong (HKG)
Destination airport:Dubai (DXB)
A UPS MD-11F cargo plane operating as UPS Flight 3 from Hong Kong to Dubai performed a precautionary diversion to Myanmar's Yangon International Airport (RGN) after the crew experienced an electrical smell in the cockpit. In an abundance of caution and following UPS flight procedures, declared an emergency and landed safely in Myanmar. No one was injured in the incident. The crew did not receive any abnormal indications or alerts. After inspection of the aircraft, the cause of the smell was determined to be a faulty dimmer switch controlling cockpit lighting, and unrelated to the cargo on board. The aircraft has been repaired and returned to service.


UPS Airlines Public Relations


Revision history:

01-Mar-2018 13:24 Iceman 29 Added
01-Mar-2018 13:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
01-Mar-2018 13:28 Iceman 29 Updated [Country]
01-Mar-2018 14:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2018 15:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
01-Mar-2018 15:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Date]
07-Mar-2018 17:10 jmayer Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 13:43 Polanspace Updated [Country]

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