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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206902
 
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Date:28-FEB-2018
Time:08:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Owner/operator:UPS
Registration: N293UP
MSN: 48473/481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Andaman Sea, south of Myanmar -   Indian Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

UPS Airlines Public Relations
http://www.china.org.cn/world/2018-03/01/content_50631434.htm
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n293up#10909506
http://myanmarmoha.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2357:2018-03-01-06-18-05&catid=79&Itemid=555&lang=en



Images:

Photo of N293UP courtesy AirHistory.net


Dallas / Fort Worth - International (KDFW / DFW)
15 September 2020; (c) Robin Guess


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]
06-Jun-2022 01:30 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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