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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144254
 
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Date:05-MAR-2012
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313X
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GLZJ
MSN: 186
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 288
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Lajes airport, Azores island of Terceira -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Charles de Gaulle, France
Destination airport:Bogota, Colombia
Narrative:
Passengers on Air France flight AF422 from Paris to Bogotá have told how they thought they were going to die when the plane they were on carried out an emergency descent over Atlantic Ocean after a burning smell filled the cabin due to a short circuit at the lower mobile deck crew rest area.
The aircraft rapidly descended to within 2,000 feet of the sea.
The crew decided to perform an emergency landing on the Azores island of Terceira at about 1.30pm on Monday 5 March 2012.


Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/06/air-france-passengers-plane?newsfeed=true
http://ww1.rtp.pt/acores/index.php?article=25704&visual=3&layout=10&tm=10
http://avherald.com/h?article=44bf47fd&opt=0


Images:

Photo of F-GLZJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
7 September 2014; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2012 08:53 gerard57 Added
06-Mar-2012 09:01 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Mar-2012 09:05 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
06-Mar-2012 09:06 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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